ENGLAND HAVE A CHANCE

Manchester City midfielder James Milner has said that he is extremely confident that this current crop of players for the national team will be able to achieve success in the forthcoming international tournaments.

England were not the favourites to win the Euro 2012, but they would have been hoping to get past the quarter-final stage of the competition, which has proved to be a major hindrance in the previous international tournaments.

MILNER WILL LEARN

Manchester City midfielder James Milner has said that he expects England to learn from their past mistakes and do well at the Euro 2012.

It has been a very poor preparation for the major tournament by England after they had to see manager Fabio Capello resign at the last moment. Former Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson has been appointed as the England manager for the next four years, but it will take something special from England in order to be successful at the Euro 2012. England have not done well at major tournaments ever since winning the World Cup in their home country.

MILNER BACKS HART

Manchester City and England midfield stalwarts Gareth Barry and James Milner have backed City and England team mate Joe Hart for the vacant captaincy role of The Three Lions.

The goalkeeper, who became England’s first choice goalkeeper after the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, is believed to be a strong candidate for the captain’s armband and the endorsement of his two team mates might just prove to be the clincher for the 24 year old.