Football Shorts: Shaun Wright-Phillips to end Beckham's England run
WRIGHT-PHILLIPS TO END BECKHAM’S ENGLAND RUN
Shaun Wright-Phillips needs only to maintain his resurgence with Manchester City at Wigan this afternoon to complete David Beckham’s demise as an England player, writes Joe Lovejoy.
Fabio Capello, England’s coach, names his squad on Saturday for the World Cup qualifier against Kazakhstan at Wembley on October 11 and is planning to recall Wright-Phillips, left, at the expense of 33-year-old Beckham, who has been on the bench for the last two matches. The City winger lost his England place during an unhappy sojourn at Chelsea but has been back to his best since returning to Eastlands for £9m last month, scoring three goals in his first three Premier League matches. Beckham is playing in a sub-standard league in the United States and is increasingly regarded as yesterday’s man, but he is not yet prepared to call time on an international career that has brought him 105 caps. He said: ‘I got a total of 20 minutes in the two games [versus Andorra and Croatia] after crisscrossing the Atlantic but it doesn’t matter if I play or if I don’t. It’s about the team’
i hate to read an article containing becks incapability to hold on to his position in england squad under capello's reign. i've seen older players still play their part in other national teams and the fans love them to bits. and now shaun is ready to take his position from right flank. i hate to see that to happen. i am deeply concerned with this process and only hoping for the best. there are other players who are seen as rightful owner of this position; they are theo walcott, david bentley and shaun wright phillips. they are all younger and much faster than becks especially walcott. i know becks can't always be in the regular team and now must be prepared to be in the bench most of the time, but i didn't know it would hurt like this. i can now understand becks feelings over this issue. well, i can only wait the squad list to be announced next week and hoping to see david beckham's name on it. pray boys and girls...