Scott Parker named England captain
Posted on 5:33pm Wednesday 29th Feb 2012
It has been announced that Tottenham Hotspur central midfielder Scott Parker will be captaining England tonight in their friendly against Holland. There has been much debate over who will be the England captain for the European Championships this summer, after John Terry being stripped of the armband due to his racist allegations, with goalkeeper Joe Hart and Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard being the other two favourites.
Although interim manager Stuart Pearce may not be the manager during the Euros, it is a great vote of confidence for Parker, and is sure to boost his morale. Parker’s story has been a great one, as he was overlooked for the 2010 World Cup as former manager Fabio Capello did not believe him to be confident enough to perform up to international standards. Parker has subsequently proven him wrong as he is now an anchor for both Tottenham and England’s midfield, putting in solid performances for both sides.
Ahead of accepting the captaincy, Parker told FHM Collections: ‘I was a little deflated after missing out on the World Cup squad but I could understand the manager’s reasoning.’
Tune into ITV1 at 730PM to watch Parker lead out the England squad in their great new kit against Holland, 2010 World Cup silver medallists.