Fulham skipper Murphy: Konchesky better than Villa’s Warnock
Fulham captain Danny Murphy has told England coach Fabio Capello not to forget his teammate Paul Konchesky.
Murphy rates his team-mate second only to Ashley Cole - regardless of Wayne Bridge's decision to quit international football.
Konchesky, 28, is close to recovery from a knee injury and may even travel with the squad to Sunderland for tomorrow's Premier League match.
Midfielder Murphy said: "Ashley Cole is the best left-back in the world. But, if he's not fit, it's irrelevant whether Wayne Bridge changes his mind or whatever.
"I've played a couple of years with Konch and, if he can get himself fit and flying, there's no better left-back because he's a great defender. He's quick, no one does him for pace, he's good on one-on-ones and he's a really good passer.
"I don't see a better left-back than Konchesky out there other than Cole. People talk about Stevie Warnock, who's a terrific player I was with at Liverpool. He has great potential but he hasn't got the pace Konchesky's got.
"At international level, that pace is crucial."