Who would have thought it? When Fabio Capello was appointed England manager, you would have got big odds on Jermain Jenas scoring the first goal of the Italian’s reign, but that’s exactly what happened on Wednesday night. Indeed, the Tottenham midfielder more than justified his selection in the starting XI, while his club form hasn’t been bad either. The Daily Telegraph report that according to the former Forest and Newcastle player, it’s all down to magic Juande.
“I owe a lot to Ramos,” said Jenas after winning his 18th cap. “He has come in and changed the way Tottenham play, which has helped my game develop.
“I’ve always been in and out of the England team. To get a start and put in a good performance, I can work on that.”
Will JJ continue to be a regular for England or will Capello persist where others have failed and play Gerrard alongside Lampard? With Hargeaves, Barry and Carrick all waiting in the wings, the centre of midfield is one area where England don’t seem too short.