07. júní, 2006
Robbie Fowler skrifa um enska landslišiš ķ Echo
WATCHING England’s final warm-up match against Jamaica last Saturday, I was left speechless during one part of John Motson’s commentary. As he was talking to Mark Lawrenson about England’s possible starting line-up against Paraguay, Motty suggested that the 11 who began against Jamaica would do so in Frankfurt this weekend.
Suddenly, though, he seemed flustered and felt the need to correct himself. “Sorry,” he said. “Gary Neville will come back in for Jamie Carragher at right-back, obviously.”
Obviously what? Carra has played in England’s last three matches in three different positions and could not have been more impressive. I thought he was excellent in the holding role against Hungary but what more does he have to do to get credit from the so-called experts?
Some people have often wondered whether Carra offers enough going forward, but unless my eyes were deceiving me, I’m pretty sure I saw him surge into the box and deliver a perfect cross for Peter Crouch to score his second.
Play him as a right-back, central defender or central midfielder and he’ll never let you down, but to suggest Neville should walk straight back into the team is at best grossly unfair and at worst, patronising.
Hey heyr, Robbie!
Earlier this season, even the legendary Franco Baresi named Carra alongside John Terry as two of the best defenders in the world. Having seen the heroics Carra performed in helping Liverpool win the European Cup, the AC Milan legend is hardly a bad judge, is he?
You’d be hard pressed to find four better defenders than Carra in the world. He must be given the platform his talents deserve.
Nįkvęmlega! Getiši nefnt mér eitt landsliš ķ heiminum (utan Englands aušvitaš) žar sem Carragher vęri ekki ķ byrjunarlišinu?