After losing their opening group game against Italy, Pearce's side were resoundingly beaten on Saturday night by a clinical Norwegian side in a 3-1 defeat that ended their hopes of claiming silverware.
|14/1||Norway are 14/1 with bet365 to win the Under-21 Euros
“The teams that come with their best players will win the tournament and the team that don't won't,” Pearce told reporters.
“I probably can't try harder than I actually have [to convince the FA to make players available].”
England's conquerors, Norway, brought a significantly more experienced team to Israel, and Pearce cited the young Drillos outfit as an example of a national side making their best players available for the Under-21 tournament.
“Four of their first-teamers flew in late from Albania last night,” the Pearce continued. “They've got a great team spirit. This team here had 14 full internationals.”
Despite England's early exit from the competition, and a second successive tournament that ends in the group stages, Pearce is still eager to remain in the role.
"I enjoy this job," the 51-year-old added. "Results don't change my mentality, the plan with the FA is unchanged. [I'll speak with the FA] when we get back from the tournament."