Former England international Danny Murphy has launched a scathing attack on the nation's Under-17 heroes after they celebrated their World Cup win by switching their shirts back to front. 

England's young guns produced a dazzling display against Spain in Kolkata on Saturday, beating their European rivals 5-2, while stars of the future Phil Foden and Rhian Brewster walked away with the golden ball and golden boot award respectively.

However, despite the plaudits coming their way for their incredible achievement, Murphy took exception to their slight wardrobe change, lamenting the lack of an England badge in any celebratory picture as 'wrong'.  

England Under 17s players celebrated their World Cup win by turning their shirts back-to-front

England Under 17s players celebrated their World Cup win by turning their shirts back-to-front

England Under 17s players celebrated their World Cup win by turning their shirts back-to-front

Phil Foden and Rhian Brewster were two of England's main stars as they beat Spain in the final

Phil Foden and Rhian Brewster were two of England's main stars as they beat Spain in the final

Phil Foden and Rhian Brewster were two of England's main stars as they beat Spain in the final

'There's no England badge in the picture of them winning the World Cup – for me, that's wrong,' the former Liverpool midfielder told talkSPORT

'They've all turned their shirts around because they want their names across their chests, so everybody across the world can see who they are.

 'They're all saying, 'I'm a good young player coming through, look at me', but that in itself is what is wrong with society.

'In effect, they're thinking about fame as well as being a footballer and I think it creates a big debate here.

However, former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy (centre) was not impressed by the stunt

However, former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy (centre) was not impressed by the stunt

However, former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy (centre) was not impressed by the stunt

'I thought the way they played was amazing and the way they've been coached has been fantastic and Steve Cooper deserves great credit.'

The young England stars arrived back in London on Monday, and were met by a host of cameras and well-wishers as they touched back down in the UK.

And while Murphy insists everyone should be proud of the achievement, he believes their actions are an indication of a wider problem facing young players in the British game.  

England's young stars arrived back in London on Monday morning with their trophies

England's young stars arrived back in London on Monday morning with their trophies

England's young stars arrived back in London on Monday morning with their trophies

'Some of those players could go on to be superstars. We're talking some amazing talent in that group and the freedom they played with, everybody should be happy to see that in an England shirt, and I am too, I was proud of them.

'But the England badge not being in that picture says a lot.

'The fact they want their names to be on the front of their shirts and think about getting their name out there so people know who they are – they are not wrong, but it's what is wrong at the moment.' 

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