Jordan Henderson insists he’s ‘not bothered’ about silencing his critics after coming back from harm in England’s 1-Zero win over Romania.
The Liverpool captain, who had been sidelined with a groin downside since February, changed Kalvin Phillips at half-time on Sunday.
Gareth Southgate has confronted criticism for choosing Henderson as a result of midfielder’s harm issues, with Roy Keane, Jamie O’Hara and Gabby Agbonlahor questioning his inclusion.
Nonetheless, Henderson is adamant he’s nearing full health.
He informed talkSPORT: “I’m probably not bothered about silencing critics. I don’t really feel as if I want to do this.
“I do know my significance to the workforce. If I didn’t really feel I used to be proper, I’d say – I’ve spoken to Gareth.
“I’ve labored laborious over the previous couple of months to get thus far to be prepared for this event.
“I felt actually good for 45 minutes. We’ve bought a whole lot of proficient gamers, however I nonetheless really feel as if I can contribute loads to this event and hopefully I can show that and be part of our success on this event within the subsequent few weeks.”
Henderson’s harm return was barely marred by his 78th-minute penalty miss.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin received the penalty and wished to take it, earlier than the 30-year-old pulled rank within the hope of scoring his first England objective.
However Romania goalkeeper Florin Nita ensured Henderson didn’t discover the again of the web on his 59th Three Lions cap with a fantastic save.
Henderson added: “It will have been good, that’s why I took the penalty.
“But it surely’s not a spotlight of mine. I simply give attention to enjoying nicely for the workforce, concentrating on contributing as a lot as I can and being profitable in tournaments and attempting to get our first trophy as a workforce for a very long time.”
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