Jack Colback has been called up to the England squad and we just hope that Roy Hodgson hadn’t talked about our Jack being the ginger Pirlo – because that’s brough about all kinds of negativity about Jack from England fans – but there again most of them will not have seen how great he has been for Newcastle this season, and he was Man of the Match against England’s top club – Manchester City.
Jack Colback – ion signing for his home town club
So Jack can play a bit.
And this is what Jack has said on the Newcastle web-site today:
“It’s another proud moment for me and my family.¨ “My football is going really well at the moment and this is the icing on the cake after moving here.¨ “There’s been a few retirements since the World Cup, in Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard, which has left a hole.¨
“I’m not saying I’m necessarily their replacement, but there are opportunities there for young players to stake a claim.¨ “The manager took a few young players to the World Cup in the summer and has now named a young squad, so that shows you always have a chance.¨
“Of course. I’ve got to go there, express myself in training and hopefully be a part of the games. I want to show people what I am capable of and I know that once I’ve experienced it once, I will want to do it again.¨
“I’ve just got to go there and do what I’ve been doing at club level, hopefully impress them and stay in the squad.” “I was in the gym when Tony (Toward, team administrator) came in and said he had received the paperwork saying I was involved.¨
“If it had been anyone else I wouldn’t have believed it, but the manager had pulled me away this morning to say that England had rung to check if I was fit, so therefore I may have a chance. When Tony confirmed it, I believed it.¨
“To be honest, before today, when it comes to the time of the squad being announced, I’ve never really taken much notice or thought about it.¨ “I’ve never been involved before, not even much as a young lad, and sometimes it can be difficult to get in there when you haven’t been around it before.¨
“I just always wanted to concentrate on playing well for the team and doing well for the Club – not individual performances.¨ “That’s why it has come as a surprise. It is a massive bonus in my career but it is a challenge I will relish and it will be a great experience.”
Jack is a very down to earth guy.
Roy Hodgson did take a look at Colback in the 0-0 draw at Aston Villa last Saturday, and Jack had another good game, and it seems Villa’s Fabian Delph also caught the eye and he is also included in the England squad for the first time.
We look forward to seeing Jack in an England shirt, and putting in the kind of performances he’s been giving at Newcastle, and then England fans will realize why he’s in the squad – this lad is a good player.
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