Capello should have picked Wes Brown, suggests Neville
*cough* “Pick me!” *cough*
If you happened to be passing through the rather more civilised areas of Manchester last week, you might have passed a jogger who looked almost exactly like Christian Bale in The Machinist, hurtling down country lanes, muttering aggressively to himself.
Don’t worry, it was probably just Gary Neville running the anger away after not making it into Fabio Capello’s preliminary England World Cup squad.
He’s not bitter though. Why would he be bitter? In fact, who said anything about being bitter. What’s your problem?
Anyway, he said this, as reported in today’s Sun:
“I wouldn’t say I’m overly disappointed not to be in the initial 30-man England World Cup squad.”
“I thought there was a chance I could get in but I was under no illusions how tough it would be, after not being named in the squad for a year.”
“I’m slightly surprised there is only one right-back in the entire squad, but I’m probably more surprised Wes Brown isn’t in the 30.”
He then went on to calmly discuss the attempted swoop to drag Paul Scholes from retirement, saying this:
“Capello maybe got a bit desperate at the last minute and wanted Scholes because he is still probably the country’s best midfielder.”
And then, presumably, he wept.
Poor Gary… right, guys?…. guys?