When it comes to the England squad picked by Fabio Capello for the opening double-header of the Euro 2012 qualifying campaign, the 23-year-old midfielder admits to being perplexed.
"Where is Micah Richards?" he asked of his former team-mate at Eastlands.
"Gary Cahill, Joleon Lescott, Phil Jagielka - and no Micah. Oh God, I cannot believe it. I know they have injuries with John Terry, Rio Ferdinand and Michael Dawson. That can only help us."