Search

EXCLUSIVE: Scott Parker on England captaincy & Euro 2012 chances

08:15 01 March 2012

Scott Parker

Scott Parker

Archant

The Tottenham midfielder spoke to London24 after the 3-2 defeat against Holland

The new England skipper Scott Parker was as surprised as anyone to be leading his country out at Wembley last night.

The Tottenham midfielder, 31, may have presided over a 2-3 defeat to World Cup finalists Holland, but he remains optimistic about England’s future and their chances at the Euro 2012 in the summer.

Speaking exclusively to London24, Parker said: “I was a very proud man tonight to be England captain.

“I was surprised to get the nod - I only found out at 10.15am this morning. I’m no different to anyone else in that respect, I’m delighted.”

Speaking about England’s chances in the summer, Parker, knowing that there are just two friendlies before the big kick-off was in optimistic but pragmatic about the Three Lions’ chances.

“It’s going to be difficult but tonight showed that as Holland are a very good team,” he added.

“But England is a work in progress, and we have to keep working hard.

“There is still plenty of preparation to do and we have to work at it, but I believe we will go into the tournament in good stead.

Parker will miss Spurs’ next game against Manchester United on Sunday after being sent off against in the 5-2 defeat to Arsenal last weekend at the Emirates.

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Tottenham Sports News

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Eric Dier seemed to have something to get off his chest when he emerged to reflect on Sunday’s draw at the Emirates, having noticed a prevailing sense of negativity in the build-up to the derby.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Defender Leah Rawle says Spurs Ladies showed their resilience and character on Sunday as they halted Gillingham’s comeback and continued their defence of the FA Women’s Premier League Cup.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Haringey’s three-match winning run was ended by Herts/Middlesex Division Two newcomers Cuffley on Saturday, with the Rhinos giving their hosts too much of a head start before launching their second-half comeback.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Harry Kane feels he has benefited from his seven-week break after returning from injury and scoring Tottenham’s equaliser at Arsenal in the north London derby.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

Competitions

Cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins and more. Boots is the number one choice when it comes to purchasing daily essentials.

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?