The former Under-21s manager singled out Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Phil Jones as examples of a culture of "apathy" but the national board is "disappointed" by his commentsEngland Under-21s manager Stuart Pearce was "unfair" to criticise Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Phil Jones, the FA has claimed.
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"The FA are disappointed with the comments of Stuart Pearce with regard to squad selection this summer," read a statement on the association's official website.
"Squads were selected for the summer tournaments and decided upon by the coaching staff, including Stuart Pearce. The players were then advised accordingly which squads they were in.
“It is unfair to criticise individual players.
"All selections were management decisions and were not taken by individual players."