So pleased for him. He should really have about 20 international caps by now, but Trappatoni prefers cloggers like Whelan and Andrews who fit into his system. Hoolahan deserved that goal after years of quality performances in a Norwich (and Blackpool) shirt that failed to gain the appropriate recognition.
Hodgson on San Marino: 'not an easy game to win.' "We don't expect a walkover.'
Gerrard: "We don't look on it as an easy game."
San Marino's record P 115 W 1 D 3 L 111
is the master at lowering expectations.
As for Gerrard, he's probably just saying what Hodgson told him, but also, nearly every single time he talks up the chances of Liverpool doing well, we lose the very next game, happened with Southampton at the weekend. Hopefully he has recognised his own curse.