Sorry for leaving Steven Gerrard out,when I said Rooney was only world class player,I took that for granted that we all knew that,as he is ” absolutely ” world class!!
Townsend is a fantastic player,but at the moment that’s potential that has to be realised,and to say we are going to do well because of him,is ridiculous,let him continue to develop “without ” the pressure of being our saviour,(there will be enough pressure on him to stay in the Tottenham team) and as someone on twitter said,he did cut in on his left foot,and score,and then hit the crossbar by doing the same against Poland…..I never said he ” just” goes down the line…..
I said if we think all we have to do is ” get down the line” and ” get at people” then we are misguided.
He will improve tactically and position ally as time goes on.
To give you an example….at man city a few years ago,when David silva 1st went there,Adam Johnson was vying for the same position,because he “got at people”, “cut in on his left foot” and “got to the byline”…….Mancini said silva was better,as there is more to that position than that,and said silva was the better player for that!
The fans disagreed for a while,but what do they think now!!
Townsend is a great player,but all players have to show a certain level of consistency over a period of time (which I am sure he will) before we thrust greatness on them!
Finally man it’d players…..got a tweet saying man it’d making up a third of England team ,so what am I talking about…..finished with “tool” which made me smile!!
Cleverly,small ing,welbek in the England squad/ team…..do they ” play” for man it’d,as regular starters??
Not saying big clubs don’t have English players, but are they regular starters,or the main players for their clubs, ( Rooney and Gerrard are maybe Sturridge) what about the rest,those who are may be,but not for the top clubs!