Steven Taylor had another excellent game for Newcastle ate center-back in yesterday’s 2-1 dramatic win against Stoke City, and his manager thinks that England now have to consider Steven Taylor for full England International honors.
Steven Taylor – another excellent display yesterday
Steven was the England U21 captain under Stuart Pearce, and he picked up 29 caps at that level from 2004 through 2009, bnt with having an injury nightmare over the last three years, he has never been capped for the full England side, although he did receive an England B cap under Steve McClaren, way back in 2007.
This is what Alan Pardew said about Steven after yesterday’s game:
“Steven Taylor’s performance against Stoke was immense.” “It was England standard, without a doubt. They need to look at him at center half. It’s a problem position for England, but Steven was immense against Peter Crouch.”
“The return of Steven and Yohan Cabaye from injury have been just as important to us in the last few weeks as they players we managed to sign in January. They have been fantastic for us since they returned.”
And with Taylor being in such great form since returning from his hamstring injury, which coincided with the five top Frenchmen coming in, all of whom were on the pitch for the first time in the second half of the game yesterday – it would be fitting if Steven was to get a full England call-up.
But Newcastle’s job is now to somehow keep this local lad fit, because he’s becoming a great player for his home town club when he plays.
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