Steven Gerrard angered by growing England Euro 2012 injury list
It never rains but it pours for the England national football team who have seen their preparations for Euro 2012 affected by several key players sustaining injuries which have ruled them out of the tournament.
June 4th, 2012
Jack Wilshere was ruled out a few weeks ago and is now joined on the sideline by Gareth Barry, Frank Lampard and Gary Cahill, with captain Steven Gerrard cursing his team’s luck ahead of the European Championship.
The Liverpool midfielder feels aggrieved that his team’s chances are being affected in this way, especially as a double fracture of Cahill’s jaw could so easily have been avoided.
Gerrard said: “Losing Gary is a massive blow. His performances in the last six months have been colossal for Chelsea.
“He was a colossus in the Champions League final win over Bayern Munich. We needed him.
“I am angry because we have lost some big players with a tournament eight or nine days away.
“That’s the blow and that’s the price you pay for these warm-up games.
“To do well in these tournaments you have to have your big players and to lose Gary is another huge blow on the back of Frank Lampard and Gareth Barry.”
Gerrard sounded a little defeatist with some of his comments although he refused to lay the blame for Cahill’s injury squarely at the door of Dries Martens who pushed the central defender into Joe Hart.
Gerrard said: “I don’t think you can blame the guy because he was itching to score a goal.
“Maybe he got carried away but I don’t think you can put any blame on the kid.”