Gerard does not withdraw from the national team

June 26, 2012 · Filed Under Sports News 
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“I’m available as long as coach Roy Hodgson needs me”

Captain Steven Gerrard denied on Monday in Krakow the rumors that would withdraw from the England national team, a day after their elimination from the European Championship quarter-finals in Ukraine and Poland.

“I talked to coach Roy Hodgson and I said I’m available as long as he needs me. I was glad to be captain of England, I like to have responsibilities. I took advantage of every moment and I gave all I had better, “said Gerrard, the 32-year-old Liverpool captain.

England finished first in Group D, but was eliminated on Sunday from Euro 2012 after being defeated by Italy, with the score 4-2 on penalty kicks.

English will begin their World Cup 2014 qualifiers on September 7, in a match against Moldova.

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