Newcastle United striker Michael Owen is very much a realistic and practical man and even for one of his massive reputation, stays calm and humble even under the most trying of circumstances. The former Liverpool and Real Madrid striker was left out on the bench for Fabio Capello’s first match in charge as the England head coach against Switzerland last week but Owen accepts his boss’ decision easily.
Owen wrote in News of the World:
Fabio Capello’s first England team was picked on in-form players, and I fully understand why I was left out. Four months with one goal mainly because of injury has not given me the opportunities to show the new manager what I can do.
Now this is some character. Owen accedes that he isn’t in the best of form at the moment but is ready to try harder and claw his place back into England’s starting xi.