James Milner will captain England for the first time in his career in Tuesday’s friendly against The Netherlands (via BBC).
Gary Cahill was the skipper in England’s 3-2 win over Germany at the weekend, but he is expected to sit out of Tuesday’s game meaning the responsibility will fall to our Vice Captain.
We can confirm that James Milner will captain #England against @OnsOranje tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/P9iHvLKB2Q
— England (@england) 28 March 2016
He said that the armband “meant everything” to him.
“Growing up, you’re desperate to put on that England shirt. You’re scoring goals for England in your back garden,” he said.
“So to get the chance to lead your country out is a massive honour and something you’ll never forget.”
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Hodgson also confirmed Daniel Sturridge will play his first international game in more than 18 months as he looks to cement a place in the Euros squad.
“The next six weeks before I name my final squad is very important for [him and Welbeck],” said Roy when asked about Sturridge’s fitness problems.
“Playing on a regular basis is my biggest hope for these two players.”