World Class Player
Lemberg - The Galician Capital!
Teams: Karpaty & Arsenal
Let me give you a good example. Poland has presumable a very weak league. But if you look at their team's squads it consists of mostly foreigners - second class foreigners, making it hard for Polish youngsters to break into the first eleven for the reasons i pointed out above.
After Poland got the EU membership, Polish people are able to go and work anywhere in the EU freely. Football is work. Look how many decent Polish players are in the UPL, SPL, Portugal etc etc now... A huge increase compared to 3-5 years ago...
I met a Polish guy about a year ago. He came here to work, as everyone else really. Recently he went on trial to a premier league team and got signed. In Poland he was a professional football player and now he looks at a proffessional career here. He wont be able to make his first team debut until the transfer window opens. He was few weeks late to sign a contract and will have to play for the Reserve teams until the winter... He's 19.
Anyway, there are similar situations all around Europe... Players that couldnt find first team football in Poland (due to huge number of foreigners) are signing contracts with European teams. This shows the talent is there, just like in Ukraine, but its being pushed aside by this current foreign situation...