Gerrard inspires Shelvey

15 June 2011 09:06
Jonjo Shelvey says Steven Gerrard is the player he looks up to most.  "I think he's the benchmark for young midfielders – he is for me," said the England under 19's captain. "Everyone has someone they look up to but he's the one for me. Hopefully I can achieve half of what he's achieved. "It's not a burden for me, it's nice to be compared to people like that. If something's not going well, you can tell yourself, 'Come on, you’re supposed to be the next whoever.' It's a bit of inspiration. "It's nice to be labelled, but you can't rest on what you've done. You have to be your own player, train day in and day out and try to become the best player you can."