Thought Glen Johnson was excellent tonight.
I thought Glen Johnson was the
outstanding player for England throughout.
And much as I hate Terry he had a good game against Italy. Boy, it hurt to say that.
Wellbeck, Young, Milner, Cashley - their clubs can keep them; what utter [oops]. Carroll was hardly great against Italy, as not once did his knockdowns find a white shirt and his distribution was poor in general. But he was ten times the player Wellback was and seemed to close down opponents with greater vigour despite his relative lack of pace. Rooney was rubbish in both games he played as well - he's becoming as overrated as Lampard, though I guess he still does the business at club level.
And if anyone was expecting positive endeavour from a club under Hodgson's charge, well hopefully now you fully understand why he would never have been successful with Liverpool. The studio presenters on my local channel (which included John Barnes until this week, replaced by Terry Paine) kept saying the same thing: "I'm concerned about England playing such a flat back 4".