English football’s reputation has taken a bit of a beating of late. One controversy after another has left fans feeling alienated by the arrogance of millionaire players who behave as if nothing and no one else matters. Set to this background, Jordan Henderson, Liverpool player and England under 21 Captain is a breath of fresh air. Honest, decent, modest, hard working and talented: if every player was like Hendo, the game wouldn’t be in the PR-mess it is now. Touted as a future England captain, the six-foot midfielder would be a player you’d be proud to cheer from the stands.
The Sunderland lad had his critics last season as he tried to settle at an unsettled Liverpool Football Club but take a closer look at the facts and the facts make interesting reading. Far from having a nightmare year, the player was named England’s Under 21 captain, won Liverpool’s Young Player of the Year, helped the club to win its first silverware in five years and took the place of the injured Frank Lampard in Roy Hodgson’s Euro 2012 squad. His hard work now looks to be paying off for club and country and, although Brazil may come too soon for him. Don’t bet against Jordan Henderson proudly leading out the Three Lions in France in 2016.
Jordan, you’re now a regular part of the England setup, how confident are you about reaching the World Cup in Brazil?
I think the senior team is doing very well, they’ve got some good results of late and are playing some good stuff. They’ve got to be pleased with how things are going...To read more of this interview on Topman Generation click here.
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