Gerrard lays claim to England captaincy
Steven Gerrard has finally admitted that he would love to take over as captain of the England national side. Speaking to the BBC, the Liverpool captain stated, “If I get offered it, I’ll take it and I’ll be delighted and I’ll be very proud to take it. But it’s not my decision. It’s down to, first of all, who Stuart Pearce wants to lead the team out, then whoever gets the job full time. But I want to be England captain.”
Gerrard also went on to add that Fabio Capello’s exit may be beneficial for England and could help them in their Euro campaign.
The midfielder does have prior experience of leading England, having done so in the previous World Cup. Moreover Rio Ferdinand, the other player who is touted to be in the running for captaincy, has pulled out of the race, thereby making Gerrard the top contender for the post.
Gerrard has recently recovered from a serious injury and his leadership skills along with his playing abilities will certainly help England in the upcoming competition. Irrespective of who takes over as permanent manager before the Euros, one feels that the 31-year old Gerrard, is all set to become the next England captain.