The last time we saw an English national team struggling for talent was probably 2002, when the likes of Frank Sinclair and Danny Murphy were regularly selected. Every since then, there's been a constant flow of talented individuals battling for selection. The golden age of English football (Ferdinand, Terry, Lampard, Gerrard, A. Cole) is approaching it's end, and the new batch of players are itching to break through and replace them. As much as it's been criticised, the youth system in England is bringing through some exciting young players.
There are two in particular which I feel could start next season as England regulars. The two players in question are Danny Welbeck and Daniel Strurridge. These young strikers have broken into not only their respective squads, but are now battling some big names for starting spots. Both spent last season on loan and have comeback with a spring their steps. Welbeck has 9 goals in 20 games, and Sturridge has 10 in 20. On paper their figures look admirable, but their performances are even more impressive. They've played with no fear and have regularly been a handful for opposing defences. Should they carry on with this form, there's no way why at least one of them shouldn't make the trip to Poland and Ukraine this summer.
As I said, England have a fine supply of young talent waiting for a chance. I think that Fabio Capello needs to stay true to his promise of bringing in young talent, and actually give them the chance they deserve. With Wayne Rooney still at the peak of his game, I doubt that this will be the future of the English strike force. However they can become that added spark that they've been craving for so long. As I said, they may not become the future pairing for England, but they should at least have one friendly match where they spearhead the attack. Even though I very much doubt that he's reading this, I hope Mr Capello is watching them carefully. They could be the answer to all his problems.