Petrov: Milner can be World Cup star

23 March 2010 11:22
Villa skipper Petrov is confident Milner has the quality to make a telling impact in South Africa if he is part of Fabio Capello's squad.[LNB]Capello saw Milner turn in another fine display, despite scoring an own goal, during Saturday's 2-2 home draw with Wolves.[LNB]Petrov said: "James was a wide player, but he has always preferred to play in the middle. He has been doing really well.[LNB]"His energy is amazing and he has helped the team a lot. He can play anywhere.[LNB]"He has been brilliant - and if he continues to progress like that, he will be the star of the World Cup.[LNB]"He has both the ability and the attitude to make a real impact.[LNB]"He has scored 10 goals from midfield, which is really good. He has the licence to get forward and he shows great composure in front of goal.[LNB]"His work-rate is great, as well. He deserves everything he gets."[LNB]Villa winger Ashley Young echoed Petrov's sentiments about Milner, who was signed from Newcastle in 2008 for a club record £12 million.[LNB]He said: "Regardless of what position James has played, he's just been tremendous all season.[LNB]"He's definitely a contender to be player of the season already. He has been fantastic for us and the way he goes about his job is just exceptional.[LNB]"We've got quality players in the middle there like James and Stiliyan but then we've got the likes of Steve Sidwell and Fabian Delph too.[LNB]"We've got competition but Milly has been brilliant for us, just brilliant."[LNB][LNB] World Cup. Click here to bet.  

Source: Team_Talk