By Ollie Irish
Paul Scholes has admitted he would have returned to the England team, but only if he had been given more time to consider Fabio Capello’s offer.
“It’s a big decision and I wasn’t really given enough time to think about it, so I decided not to take up the offer,” the Ginger Ninja told the Oldham Evening Chronicle.
“If they’d asked me earlier I probably would have accepted.
“There are players in the squad who have spent nearly two years flying all around the world helping England qualify for the World Cup, whereas I haven’t been involved for a long time.
“It wasn’t a case of wanting to go on holiday, it was the fact that I got the call so close to the tournament, and also I didn’t want to take the place of someone who helped get England to South Africa.
“The idea just didn’t sit comfortably with me.”
I would have loved to see Scholes on the bench in South Africa – he’s still absolute class. Massive shame Capello didn’t call him earlier.
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