Gareth Barry set to miss Euro 2012 through groin injury
There are always one or two notable England casualties ahead of a major tournament and the prognosis is not looking good for Gareth Barry, who sustained a groin injury on Saturday evening which could see the Manchester City midfielder miss Euro 2012.
May 27th, 2012
Barry was substituted early into the friendly match against Norway, with a scan taking place on Monday which will reveal whether the midfielder has a chance of recovering in time to face France, Sweden and Ukraine.
Meanwhile, Roy Hodgson declared himself satisfied with England’s performance in Oslo which saw the former Fulham boss enjoy a winning start thanks to Ashley Young’s early goal.
“I am aware that it is very much work in progress but after three days with this team I have to be satisfied with a more-than-reasonable performance,” said Hodgson.
“We showed a lot of discipline and worked very hard.
“We weren’t as good going forward as we are going to be, but we showed glimpses of it.
“There is a good chance that some of the players who play against Belgium on Saturday will also be involved in the game against France,” said Hodgson.
“But a few players have put spanners in the works. It has given me something to think about.”