Steven Gerrard feels for the young English players

Steven Gerrard feels for the young English players, who, he says, are almost afraid right now because of heavy media scrutiny after a shameful show in France, but, he reckons it’s for the good of them as they would now be tougher personalities .

The legend, who has only had about two years out of international Football, reckons having been through a bad experience once, a player would never desire to be through it again and thus he would labour as hard as possible so that it doesn’t get wrong next time for him.

According to the Galaxy playmaker, like all the other people who live and breathe soccer in England, he was also optimistic and had not anticipated a knock-out at the hands of a team which had barely had any top drawer Footballer and that too before the quarter final.

The quarter final was the lowest stage the previous skipper had foreseen the Three Lions making it to, but, not to be, causing much frustration to him as to the entire nation.

Gerrard was quoted saying, “You had got to rate the team. Everyone did. They had been on a march; absolutely sweeping everyone on their way to qualification. I personally was pretty confident about them. Quarter final was the minimum really and even the semi, I thought, could be possible. So, yeah, gutted obviously, but, I like to see the future and not to remain in the past and our association, I am sure, will put right people in place.”

“It’s a vital experience for youngsters. I believe they would almost be afraid with all the scrutiny, but, it would lead to the temperamental and personality growth as far they are concerned. They would be stronger going onwards.”