Steven Gerrard: Q & A

On paper, it should have been a great week for Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard. Named England Player of the Year by the fans, made captain for Fabio Capello’s first game and named Man of the Match in the 2-1 win over Switzerland. But it’s clear these are small consolations as another major tournament slips by and he has nothing to show for his efforts again.

“The pain remains,” he tells FourFourTwo at a school visit organised by England sponsors Nationwide Building Society. “We’ve underachieved – that’s all there is to it – and now we have to watch a massive tournament this summer on the telly.” Only then can Gerrard and his England team-mates properly begin to exorcise those considerable demons...

The Croatia game. The image of you, forlorn on the sodden Wembley turf, is a vivid one. Do you recall what was going through your head at that moment?
Yeah, I do. Pain. Hurt. Those are the first emotions that spring to mind. From that moment when I was on the pitch, to going into the dressing room, to right this minute doing this interview, those emotions are still there.

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Gregg Davies

Gregg Davies is the Chief Sub Editor of FourFourTwo magazine, joining the team in January 2008 and spending seven years working on the website. He supports non-league behemoths Hereford and commentates on Bulls matches for Radio Hereford FC. His passions include chocolate hobnobs and attempting to shoehorn Ronnie Radford into any office conversation.