Some people say the Europa League is just a consolation prize. Not Parker.
The England midfielder said: “It’s fair to say I didn’t feel part of it at Chelsea. I was there when they won the league, and the Carling Cup as well, so I was around it.
“I saw what it’s about, what those days do for the fans, for your family. A winners’ medal is something your family can all enjoy as well. It’s something to remember.
“I did get a medal for winning the league with Chelsea. But there were four of us who didn’t play enough games to get an official one and the club got replica medals made for us instead.
"I wouldn’t even know where it is now, though. I wouldn’t have a clue. It says a lot I suppose, doesn’t it?"