England captain Steven Gerrard believes that the youth talent available for Roy Hodgson at the upcoming World Cup can be seen as ‘scary’, according to BBC.
The likes of Everton’s Ross Barkley, Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling, and Southampton’s Luke Shaw, have all been in sensational form this season and should continue their desire when the team travel to Brazil.
“I think the young talent in this country is scary,” said Gerrard.
“A lot of the young players have been fantastic this season and I am sure the manager wants them to continue that over in Brazil.”
The Liverpool captain will be 34 when the World Cup campaign starts while Chelsea’s Frank Lampard will be the oldest player at 35, but has also been given the role of vice-captain for the national squad.
The Liverpool midfielder added: “Hopefully they have that no-fear factor and they can go there and enjoy themselves and the likes of myself, Frank Lampard and Rickie [Lambert] – the experienced lads in the squad – can take some pressure off them and we can look after them.”
This will be Gerrard’s third World Cup competition in his career, but he has played down any expectations or predictions on how his nation will perform.
“It would be very stupid and naive of me to stand here and say ‘yeah we’re going to win it’. What I can guarantee is that we will go there and give 100%,” he said.
“There are some top teams around the world all fighting for the same thing, but all we can do is try and stick together, work hard and see if we can prove some doubters wrong.”