I’ve been a relatively long-standing advocate of Scott Parker. He’s been a bit unfortunate throughout his career, and has only really gained recognition after his time at West Ham, and so it’s nice to see that he has been made England captain. Regardless of your view on his lack of international caps or concerns that Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard is a much more qualified candidate, you can’t help but feel happy for the man.
However, the matter won’t be left there, and I think I’ll address a few issues.
Brazil has a rich history of producing superstars. Here are five that I’d love to see in England.
1. Hulk (Porto)
Hulk plays predominantly as a right winger, but can also operate very well as a striker too. As you might guess from his name, he is a player with a great deal of strength, but also backs it up with blistering pace. He has a very impressive goalscoring record, considering he is a winger, with 141 goals in 266 career games. His potential was realised last season, as he played a massive part in Porto’s season, where they won the league, the Portuguese Cup and the Europa League, putting away 36 goals in 53 games.