James Milner fears some England stars may eventually bow out of international football due to the intense focus on their private life. Wayne Rooney is the latest big name to be hit by lurid allegations over his private life, the latest in a miserable line that includes John Terry, Ashley Cole and Peter Crouch this year alone.
And, while Milner is happy to live his life in the spotlight, he would understand if others did not think the same way.
"Every individual is different," reflected Milner.
"I would rather be under pressure because it means that things are going in the right direction on the football field.
"But some people might turn round and say, 'I have had enough, I don't need that'.
"Obviously thousands of people come every week and there are kids with your name on the back of their shirt.
"They obviously look up to you so you try to set standards on and off the field.
"We are very privileged to be representing this country and whatever job you do there will be things you like and things you don't."