The Newcastle defender has had a lot of injury problems over the years but this is due to the sheer intensity with which he plays football. In the game against Anzhi the other day, he tried to header a ball that was on the ground.
"I am so happy to have received a call-up to the full squad. It is every player's ambition to represent their country and it is the greatest honour in professional football.Clearly Steven is happy about the call up and now he can join up with a squad that speaks only marginally worse English than the French one he currently plays for. If Wayne Rooney can also be trained to climb trees he will really give the army some options