PARKER SUPPORTED BY TEAM-MATES
There has been plenty of talk regarding the captaincy of the England national side and when interim England manager Stuart Pearce named Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Scott Parker as the captain of the side, many eyebrows were raised but his England team mates have all come in the aid of the 31 year old, stating that on current performance, no one else deserved the captain’s armband than the former Charlton Athletic, Chelsea and West Ham United midfielder.
Even Joe Hart, who was one of the front runners for the captaincy role in the England national football team has supported the decision by Stuart Pearce to hand the captain’s armband over to Parker, who, according to England’s number one, can lead the side from the front and the team was in dire need of such a player in the wake of the John Terry sacking and the resignation of Fabio Capello as the manager of the England national side.
Even Manchester United midfielder Rio Ferdinand, who openly stated that he would love to see club mate Wayne Rooney as the captain of the England national team came out in support of Parker, who did not have the best debut as captain with The Three Lions losing 3-2 to The Netherlands in a friendly match at Wembley.
Although many observers were sure that Liverpool midfielder was going to be picked as captain, they were not at all shocked upon hearing Scott Parker being named captain because the Player of the Year for England has been in the form of his life and it is his powerful displays that have made Spurs such a treat to watch.
Many people also believe that the England national side will also benefit if the team heads for the Euros under the leadership of Parker, who is not so controversial and verbal, thus, negating any potential controversy.