Well, we now know who we have our hopes pinned on for the World Cup in South Africa. The squad are:-
Goalkeepers: Joe Hart (Manchester City), David James (Portsmouth), Robert Green (West Ham)
Defenders: Jamie Carragher (Liverpool), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Ledley King (Tottenham), John Terry (Chelsea), Matthew Upson (West Ham), Stephen Warnock (Aston Villa)
Midfielders: Gareth Barry (Manchester City), Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Joe Cole (Chelsea), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Aaron Lennon (Tottenham), James Milner (Aston Villa), Shaun Wright-Phillips (Manchester City)
Forwards: Peter Crouch (Tottenham), Jermain Defoe (Tottenham), Emile Heskey (Aston Villa), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)
My main worry is that we are pinning our hopes of goals on one player, Wayne Rooney. Heskey? Defoe? I just cant see a great production line. Crouch will cause discomfort for smaller defences (remember Mexico?). But where are the predatory goals going to come from. Where is the physical strength to impose dominance in the penalty area?
What about our full-backs. I fear an injury to Ashley Cole as Warnock doesn’t have the same class. Fingers crossed everyone!