Former Germany international Lothar Matthaus has claimed that the Russia World Cup has come "too early" for England.
Matthaus played a record 25 World Cup matches over five separate tournaments during his career and won the tournament in 1990.
England won the under-17 and under-20 World Cups this year and Matthaus believes players are benefiting from the influx of foreign managers, but he thinks the English contingent needs more time.
"I like the English team, there's a lot of good young players," Matthaus told Sky Sports. "Good results in the under-21s, under-20s, under-19s, and I think this helped a lot.
"The same with good coaches in the Premier League, like [Pep] Guardiola, like [Jurgen] Klopp. I think young players can profit from these kind of coaches with high quality and a lot of experience.
"[But] they need time. This World Cup is too early for this English team. But I feel in four years something can happen with English football. It's the same at international level, not only the club teams."