Peter Taylor's 3 top tips for young players

England under-20s head coach Peter Taylor gives his three top tips for young footballers

It is fair to say there are a lot of bad influences on young footballers these days – a quick glance at a tabloid front page will show you that.

These fresh-faced hotshots need some top guidance on how to improve as players, psychologically as well as on the pitch, and that's where Peter Taylor comes in.

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Having made his playing debut at just 17 for Southend, Taylor remembers what it's like to start out for the first time, and has seen plenty of youthful talent succeed – and plenty more fall by the wayside – during his time as manager at the likes of Leicester, Bradford and Hull City.

So as a former manager of the Three Lions' under-21 side, what does Taylor have to offer budding superstars? He explains his three top tips in this video.

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