Date: 18th November 2008 at 4:08pm
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I can not believe what Capello made Stevie G do! If a player is said to be injured by his club then surely the national team coach should accept that! Yes, there are some instances where clubs ‘lie’ to national squads that a player is injured but can Capello questions Gerrard’s integrity? Stevie would do anything to play for England, that is just the player he is. He gives 110% into all he does. So for Capello to ask the player to travel to London to be assessed by the England medical team is just mind blowing!

What is making me even more pissed off is that Man Utd’s Rooney and Ferdinand were also ruled out of this meaningless friendly against Germany but they were not asked to go and be assessed by the England doctors. Now Gerrard is behind his healing schedule due to this pointless trip he had to make. And Stevie gets there and the doctors say, “Oh yes, you are actually injured!!!”

I had some respect for Capello as a coach but now that has all gone due to this stunt!