England manager Roy Hodgson has decided to hand the captaincy of the Three Lions to Liverpool midfielder James Milner for the upcoming friendly against Netherlands.
This move comes just after 24 hours of Milner stating that he could quit his England career if he doesn’t feature in Hodgson’s plans anymore.
He said: “I don’t want to be travelling round and not really contributing and just being a good tourist. I want to contribute and if the manager sees I have a part to play, great.
“If not, it would be better for me to step aside and let the younger guys travel around.”
It’s obviously a fabulous news for the veteran midfielder, but fans are clearly not happy with the decision.
— England (@england) March 28, 2016
After a game full of massive highlights against Germany… James Milner is captain tonight
— Matt (@MattJupe) March 28, 2016
James Milner is England captain for the next game? I’m not even sure how he gets in the squad.
— Matt (@Matt_Dunn7) March 28, 2016
England are not gonna win the Euros with Milner as captain, I can tell you that much.
— Andreas (@PIaymaker) March 28, 2016
James Milner England captain… really … stop it Roy your killing me #eng
— Andy Luck (@andrewluck58) March 28, 2016
Why is James Milner captain for tomorrow? Jesus Christ.
— Dale Pickering (@Dale_Pick) March 28, 2016
James Milner will captain England vs Holland. It comes 24 hours after he threatens to quit England. Never call him boring again. #toughguy
— John Cross (@johncrossmirror) March 28, 2016
The excitement of England’s performance in Berlin quickly dashed by Roy’s announcement that Milner will captain them tomorrow. God help us!
— Chris Baldwin (@BaldersC) March 28, 2016
When you hear James Milner is captaining England tomorrow… pic.twitter.com/JYeYv8RhWO
— Oddschecker (@Oddschecker) March 28, 2016
Imagine giving James Milner he armband to captain the Lions….What has this world come to…
— Mani (@ffsManiJ) March 28, 2016