Stuart Pearce must be almost the perfect manager to bring on England’s young players, and there’s no doubt he has done a great job managing the England Under-21 side.
England U21 captain and manager – Taylor and Pearce – well done son
Nobody ever doubted Stuart’s commitment to England, or his 100% effort in every game he played, and the former Newcastle player is also forming an integral partnership with England’s highly successful manager Fabio Capello.
And Steven Taylor, the England Under-21 captain, believes Stuart Pearce’s fear factor in the England Under-21 dressing room helps produce those positive results.
Pearce has a fantastic record for the England side, and his only defeat came in the finals of last year’s competition, when Holland won a dramatic penalty shoot-out 13-12 in Heerenveen.
Taylor told The Sun today:
“There is nothing better than having someone like Stuart Pearce in the dressing room,” “He has got an aura about him. The lads listen. He might frighten some people when he talks but he gets so much respect.”
“When Stuart Pearce is your manager and he shouts, it is amazing how many heads turn.” “He’s been there and done it. He knows what it is all about. We look up to him.”
Stuart is an inspirational leader, and don’t be surprised if England actually win the Euro Under-21 Championships in Sweden next summer. Taylor is almost the perfect captain for Pearce and Steven scored in each of the qualifying games against Wales this last week – a captain’s performance for sure.
We’ve certainly got one of our best teams in years, and winning the U21 Championships next summer would be a good start to the full England side winning the World Cup in South Africa one year later.
With the way both England teams are playing right now, that’s more possible than you may think.