Vital Football

Latest England Football News

Gerrard - Sterling Has Responded Well

Gerrard - Sterling Has Responded Well

England captain Steven Gerrard has said that Raheem Sterling has responded well to his extremely harsh red card in the game against Ecuador.

Speaking to theFA.com Gerrard says he believes the player is still in contention for the game against Italy, despite the dismissal, because he's handled himself correctly following that.

Of course whilst the red card doesn't carry over to the World Cup itself, it does mean that Sterling will miss tonight's final friendly against Honduras, but Gerrard has been pleased with his Liverpool colleagues application and desire in training and he believes that will have more than kept him in manager Roy Hodgson's plans even though he won't have the opportunity tonight to show what he can do.

'He is very resilient, you judge a player on a set back and he was the best in training this morning - he was very sharp and lively.'

Gerrard goes on to say that immediately after the sending off - fans will remember Gerrard walked off with him back to the dressing room - he was explaining to him that he had to learn from the tackle he initially put in - let's face it, it was daft - but importantly he had to make sure he impressed in training to show he had brushed it off, and wasn't going to let it affect his form and performances should he be called upon again and he feels he's more than proved that since then.

Roy Hodgson himself has spoken more about the sending off and said of the player.

'He was absolutely gutted to get sent off, as were we. But he doesn't seem to have taken it to heart. I don't think it was a lack of discipline, it was his desire to help us out of a difficult situation by using his incredible pace to stop Valencia getting into a good position.'

Hodgson goes on to say that the player has spoken to him openly about the sending off, and obviously he's also talked with Gerrard about it, and whilst it's a blow to have him out of tonight's match, as he was likely to play, he's shown enough in his honesty during those chats, and his work rate in training to more than make the gaffer aware of what he can offer us in the World Cup.

Join the Vital England Debate

Vital England on: facebook

Vital England on: twitter

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Saturday June 7 2014
Time: 7:30PM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Recent England Articles

Wilshere hopeful of place after Arsenal return

Wilshere's first taste of 1st team football this season came in the final minutes of Arsenal's draw with Sunderland. A step in the right direction but enough for England involvement?

Hodgson impressed by Manchester United's Rashford

Hodgson has admitted he's been 'very impressed' by Rashford since he broke into the Manchester United team but it would be a 'very bold decision' to include him for England this summer.

England wait on Man City, Arsenal & Liverpool men

Manchester City's Sterling has returned to action, Wilshere got a few minutes for Arsenal at the weekend but Liverpool's Henderson seems the 'least likely' to be included for England?

Hodgson not planning on quitting England

Hodgson has reiterated if the FA (and England fans) want him to continue after Euro 2016 he'll happily do this as he's no plans to quit the national side.

Archived Vital England Articles

Vital England articles from

Site Journalists

Rug
Editor email
Profile
England Admin
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Should Hodgson take Wilshere to Euro 2016?
Suggested By: Rug
Yep, too good not to go!0%
Nope, he'll be lacking match fitness80%
I'll back Hodgson's decision making20%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 35 22 10 3 76 30
2 Spurs 35 19 12 4 69 39
3 Man City 35 19 7 9 64 32
4 Arsenal 35 18 10 7 64 24
5 Man Utd 34 17 8 9 59 12
6 West Ham 34 14 14 6 56 14
7 Liverpool 34 15 10 9 55 13
8 Southampton 35 15 9 11 54 12
9 Chelsea 34 12 11 11 47 7
10 Stoke 35 13 8 14 47 -14
11 Everton 34 9 14 11 41 5
12 Watford 34 11 8 15 41 -7
13 WBA 35 10 11 14 41 -11
14 AFC Bournemouth 35 11 8 16 41 -19
15 Swansea 35 10 10 15 40 -15
16 Crystal Palace 35 10 9 16 39 -9
17 Sunderland 34 7 10 17 31 -18
18 Norwich 34 8 7 19 31 -25
19 Newcastle 35 7 9 19 30 -26
R Aston Villa 35 3 7 25 16 -44
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent England Results (view all)

Breaking League News

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Heresjocky115
2.footy_le_bordel41
3.garyshawisthelaw38
4.alfinyalcabo38
5.sambo_in_sf14
6.Tilton corner4
7.KeeperOfThePeace4
8.donny tyke3
9.norfolkpilgrim2
10.itsgriffagain2