Jordan Henderson has claimed he wants to play a bigger role in Roy Hodgson’s England side after being limited to just one start so far.
Henderson was one of England’s better players as the Three Lions drew 0-0 with Slovakia in their final group game, but our captain was only involved after Roy’s controversial decision to make six changes to the side that beat Wales a few days prior.
“I think the midfielders have done very well. Dele Alli has been brilliant, (Eric) Dier has been brilliant and Wazza (Wayne Rooney) has been fantastic. So there’s a lot of competition in the middle of the park but that goes for every area of the pitch,” he said (via Echo).
“It’s down to the manager and what team he feels he needs to win the game, but I feel ready, I feel good.”
He admitted that the 2015/16 campaign was the hardest of his career to date and that he was grateful for the opportunity to even be in France.
“I’ve said before this has been the toughest season of my career so far, just because of injury, playing with injuries and stuff like that,” he added.
“It has been difficult, mentally, physically, so even to be here is an honour for me really because I didn’t think I was going to be here. Monday was big for me.
“I always felt if I kept working hard and training hard I’d get an opportunity, and it came and hopefully the manager was happy with the contribution I made.”
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