Originally Posted by SMG316
Yes Libertine I know what you said about the actual injuries being pinpointed, but still.....Capello must feel like a bit of a b1tch & should apologise to Rafa for questioning his honesty.
I can certainly see why Liverpool were upset with Gerrard being forced to travel.
But I can see it from Capello's side. It wasn't because it was Gerrard, it was simply because it was the most 'suspicious' injury. He wanted to show that players CAN be asked to turn up and prove it when he wants them too.
So in one way, yes, Gerrard was made a scapegoat - But at the same time, its not unreasonablefor England to request a player to show up and be examined and hopefully it helps to cut down on player withdrawls in the future and further stamped Capello's authority on this team.