Milner considering England future

31 Jul

James Milner

James Milner’s only England goal came in Moldova in 2012

James Milner will talk to Sam Allardyce about his England future after suggesting it is “pointless” being involved if he is not going to play.

Milner, 30, has won 61 caps for England since making his debut in 2009 but played for three minutes at Euro 2016.

He told the Liverpool Echo: “I have two young kids and if I am not going to play, and travel, that is something I am going to have to consider.

“I have been to four tournaments but that hasn’t helped me at all.”

Milner was part of the England squad at the World Cups of 2010 and 2014 as well as Euro 2012, starting seven games at major finals.

Of the 23 players who travelled to France, only captain Wayne Rooney (115) and Joe Hart (63) have more caps.

He will talk to new England manager Allardyce about his role in the squad and says he does not want to carry on if he is not going to start games.

“With the good young players that we have coming through, it is pointless me taking up a spot just because I am reliable,” he said.

“I am happy it is Sam as I know I can have a good conversation with him and it will be honest. That is all I ever wanted.”


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