Gerrard: “No more excuses”

Steven Gerrard, Liverpool and England midfielderEngland captain Steven Gerrard believes that England can have no more excuses for failure now they have moved into the new state-of-the-art St George’s Park.

The £105 million training complex was opened yesterday near Burton and Gerrard believes the national side can now use the facilities to bring success similar to that of the players’ Premier League clubs, to the international arena.

Talking to Sky Sports, Gerrard said: “The place has blown me away. All the lads are buzzing to be here. We’re lucky to have facilities like this. It’s a long-term plan and hopefully it can bring success to the national teams.

“Now we’ve got the best stadium in the world and the best facilities. We’re taking away all the excuses the players might use in the future.”

England will play their first game since moving in to St George’s Park in a 2014 World Cup qualifer against San Marino at Wembley on Friday.