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‘England Were Too Old And Too Defensive’ – 33-Year-Old Defender Rio Ferdinand Blasts England’s Euro Flop
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By Alan Duffy
Veteran defender Rio Ferdinand, a player who made it very clear how unhappy he was at missing
out on England's Euro 2012 squad, has criticised manager Roy Hodgson both for not giving the
youngsters a chance and for playing too defensively.
The Manchester United defender singles out two young players who he feels should've got more
playing time Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Phil Jones, saying:
"If you take the youngsters to a competition like this, you should get them out there and see
what they are made of.