England captain Steven Gerrard has lambasted Patrick Vieira after the Manchester City football development executive claimed that English youngsters lacked the necessary commitment and appetite for international football.
According to the Manchester
“You can see in their faces that when they’re left out, they’re really disappointed. It didn’t annoy me because I don’t really care what Patrick Vieira says. England’s young players are hungry.”
Vieira’s comments came less than a week after the Football Association proudly opened the St George’s Park facility at Burton, which the governing body hopes will help form a new era of English footballing excellence, particularly through the promotion of youngsters.
Going into Tuesday’s crunch qualifier with the Euro 2012 co-hosts, Roy Hodgson’s men currently lie top of their World Cup qualification group, three points ahead of Montenegro and the Poles.
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