Post by icelandicdevil on Jun 29, 2010 15:11:16 GMT
He is spot on in that interview. The fact is that the England team is, as always, way overrated. Pretty much every player in that team is overrated. I don't mean that they aren't any good, just that they aren't quite as good as the fans and the media seem to think they are. This applies to everyone. There are maybe 4 world class players in that squad, Rooney, Lampard, Gerrard and Ashley Cole, but even then the phrase "world class" is so overused. Rooney isn't at the level of Messi and Ronaldo, Gerrard and Lampard aren't at the level of Xavi, Iniesta and Kaka. Only Cole can really lay claim to being the absolute best in his position, and even that's debatable. The rest of the squad range from decent (Lennon, Terry, Milner, Defoe) to decidedly average (Johnson, Crouch, Green, Wright-Phillips) or worse (Barry, Upson, Heskey).
As far as the world class players go, Lampard is nowhere near world class. He's found his comfort zone in the Premier League. He's never once looked anywhere near quality for England, and I'd doubt his capacity to score 20odd goals a season elsewhere other than Chelsea.
Rooney, Gerrard (I hate to say it) and Cole are world class though. Cole is the only man in the whole squad who is the best in the world at what he does. Gerrard is brilliant at that dynamic midfield thing he does, and 100 times better than Lampard.
Keane was spot on though, there's not many in that squad that had a half decent season.
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simes: Kazakhstan....well blow me down...been there many a time, not so bad a journey. FC Astana are not a bad outfit, gave Celtic a good run, and the National side beat Scotland. What do you reckon a walk over? BTW its easy to get to, I always use Air Astana.
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