Roy Hodgson: Fabio Capello was wrong to strip Steven Gerrard of England armband

15 October 2010 08:52
Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson admits Fabio Capello's decision to take the England captaincy from Steven Gerrard left him puzzled.[LNB]The national team boss gave the armband back to Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand for the Euro 2012 qualifier against Montenegro after he returned from a long injury lay-off which saw him miss the World Cup and subsequent games.[LNB]It was a decision Hodgson did not agree with.[LNB] Bad call: Hodgson believes Capello was wrong to favour Ferdinand over Gerrard with the England captaincy[LNB]'I was disappointed to see that he had the England captaincy taken away from him - I've got to be honest and say I don't really understand that decision,' Hodgson told the club's official website.[LNB]'As much as Rio (Ferdinand) is a great player as well, I think if you have been out for a long time through injury and you're making your first England appearance for a long, long time, someone who actually had the captaincy for three games and had done brilliantly deserves to keep it.'[LNB] Captain fantastic: Liverpool have suffered in the league this season but Hodgson is confident Gerrard can inspire a turnaround[LNB]'I haven't spoken to Steven about the subject but I just hope he is not too disappointed about it.[LNB]'At the moment, in his form and with his ability and desire to take responsibility, he plays a true captain's innings for us and I think he did it for England in the three games before [Tuesday night].'[LNB]  Jamie Redknapp: Capello right to stick with captain cool Rio over GerrardLiverpool captain Gerrard delighted after hearing clears way for takeoverEverton and Liverpool: The truth behind the Merseyside derbyTime running out for 'desperate' Hicks and Gillett as Henry waits on Kop verdictLIVERPOOL FC

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