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'Premier League players should light a candle every night when they go to bed'

That was Didi Hamann’s withering assessment of England’s top flight after Roy Hodgson’s side crashed out of Europe.

DIDI HAMANN LAUNCHED a scathing criticism of the Premier League after England’s shocking 2-1 defeat to Iceland at Euro 2016.

The ex-Manchester City and Liverpool midfielder spoke a few home truths in the RTÉ studios about England’s top flight, where he plied his trade for 12 years.

“The Premier League is a fraud. They [the Premier League] have sold a Skoda as a Lamborghini for the last 15 years,” Hamann said.

“Players should light a candle every night when they go to bed because if they were Icelandic, Portuguese, Dutch or German they would struggle to earn a quarter of money they’re on now.”

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