Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has named his two England players that he thinks will define the country’s European Championships in an interview with ShortList.com.
From a player who had a magnificent impact on world football, praise is worth that little more. Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling were the lucky recipients of Zidane’s kind words as he spoke with the site.
The former Juventus midfielder admitted that, although England are not favourites for the tournament, Kane and Sterling’s performances could see England surprise a few of the more talented sides in France this summer.
Zidane also commented that England’s failings have been as much mental as they have been technical. The Madrid manager confirmed what we all wanted to believe, that Gerrard, Lampard, Beckham and Scholes were good enough to win major tournaments, but the country doesn’t have the right mentality for the biggest international stage.
If only Zidane could give the England boys some advice on how to perform in a tournament.