My tribe

Liverpool boss: Pennant deserved England call

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez says winger Jermaine Pennant should have been selected for England's upcoming Euro2008 qualifying double-header.

Benitez commented: "I think so but I have a lot of respect for Steve McClaren. Pennant knows the important thing is to keep working hard, keep playing well and then maybe in the future he will be in the England squad.

"I think he is ready and he is improving a lot. Mentally he is more mature and I think he's very close to a call up.

"I still think he can play better because he has quality. He is improving and I also think with two or three small details he will be better."

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?