“That’s all I’m trying to do – get that message out there. This is what needs to be done.
“Our sprint coach says to me, ‘Why don’t footballers run properly? Why don’t the England players move properly?’
“Andy Carroll is not too bad, to be fair, but a slight alteration to his action would make a significant difference.”
Eves believes England will continually fail at the top end of international football with an emphasis remaining on power at grass roots.
“If a lad who is big for his age plays centre-back and whacks the ball 60 yards up the pitch, they get a massive round of applause.
“If a small kid starts playing football and they lose the ball, it’s ‘bloody clear it next time!’. That’s the fundamental issue that we have.
“Kids try and lose the ball – so how on earth will they ever be comfortable keeping it?
“The Spanish have Iniesta and Xavi and it’s wonderful to watch.
“The Germans have embraced it and have power as well. They’ve got the two. We haven’t got either!”