Dutch legend Johan Cruyff says that England's reliance on the injured Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen will badly affect their World Cup campaign.
Cruyff reached the World Cup final with Holland in 1974
Cruyff also told BBC Radio Five Live's Sport on Five that too much was being expected of teenager Theo Walcott.
He said: "The squad in general is quite good. But two strikers have been injured, and one (Walcott) has never played in the Premiership.
"People say pick some more forward players, but who is there to pick?"
Cruyff added: "Walcott is not the one who should make the difference.
"As for Rooney - you can't depend on one player.
"Can England win? It will be difficult, because of teams like Brazil and Argentina.
"It's sad that you don't have enough players to pick from. You have to protect the national team and that means saying that you should limit the number of foreign players in each Premiership team.
"Spain has the same problem - Barcelona are great, but where are the Spanish players?"
Rooney is due to undergo a fresh scan on his broken foot on Thursday.