We always been a million miles behind tactically, in terms of educating players. People have fixated on technique as the main problem with English football, and there has been some truth to that, but I think that gap is closing, if it's not already closed. The tactical awareness deficit is the main one.
When you see managers like Pep, Klopp, Sarri etc come to this country, you see some of our players go to that next level because they are suddenly getting a whole range of new information about tactics and positioning and decision making that they didn't get all through the junior ranks.
We've always valued blood, thunder and effort over more cerebral attributes generally as a culture.