Paul Scholes – I Would Probably Have Said Yes To England Comeback

Ollie Irish

7th, June 2010

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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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  1. Dean says:

    “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”

    – flying all around the world Paul? It was only a European qualifying round? Goes to show short and ginger equals stupid…oh and throw in from the north too!

  2. nie@yahkl.com' Smith says:

    Overrated and overhyped beyond belief!

  3. Deckard says:

    Perhaps you guys are anti-United or whatever, but I firmly believe Scholes has been playing outstanding both in 08-09 and 09-10. It’s like he’s entered into a 2nd youth. However, I find this comment he made a bit stupid seeing he’s like a month too late. If he said this before the provisional squad was announced, he may’ve been in with a shout. Although I remember reading an article sometime in 08 I think where he made it clear he wouldn’t be coming back to the national side.

  4. chimpo@chimp.co.uk' Alex says:

    wow the desperation

    First carragher, then scholey… Neville next? Becks in goal?

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