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.
Yet, Manchester City midfielder James Milner, who recently lifted his first Premier league title, has said that England can learn from their mistakes that they have made in the past. Many believe that England can do a miracle just like Chelsea by winning the Euro 2012. Despite having one of the poorest teams in the last nine years, Chelsea managed to win the Champions League this season. England were eliminated in the second round at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. They are in the group containing France and co-host Ukraine.
“It was my first World Cup and it was disappointing. Then it’s the summer and it’s such a long time before you get back into football. You can’t even have a good training session to take your mind off things so it’s frustrating. But that’s football and people always say it’s the bad results and the disappointing things that happen in your career that you remember more than times when you are successful,” said James Milner ahead of the Euro 2012. Manager Roy Hodgson cancelled the plans for a pretournament camp in Spain. Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand is the major name to be absent from the squad.