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who spent nine seasons in England playing for Blackburn

已有 371 次阅读  2014-09-21 20:54   标签FIFA  Coins  FUT 

  England FIFA 15 Coins are still a team to be feared but Roy Hodgson's young talents must be given time to blossom, says Norway winger Morten Gamst Pedersen.

  England face Norway in a friendly on Wednesday night before they launch their UEFA EURO 2016 qualification campaign in Switzerland on Monday. Optimism surrounding the likes of Daniel Sturridge, Raheem Sterling and Ross Barkley has seeped away after a disappointing FIFA World Cup? campaign with less than 45,000 fans expected to watch the game at Wembley.

  Pedersen, who spent nine seasons in England playing for Blackburn, insists England are still a big name in world football and believes Hodgson's youngsters just need time to gel.

  "England will always have a fear factor," Pedersen said. "There is the Premier League and the team has players who are known all around the world so they will always be feared.

  "They are creating a new team though and they will need a lot of time to settle - whenever you start a new team it will be a bit up and down at the beginning. I hope for England and for the rest of the world that they come back to the top because they are so important for football world wide."

  Wayne Rooney was handed the captaincy last week following Steven Gerrard's decision to retire from international football in the summer. Rooney's character has come under scrutiny in the past but the striker has 95 caps to his name, 47 more than the next most experienced member of the current squad.

  "Rooney is a great player, he is a superstar and I think he has been a fantastic player for England and Manchester United," Pedersen said. "He is one of the most capped players in the team and he has the respect of all his team-mates.

  "Being captain might push him to be an even better player as well - perhaps the captaincy can give him that little bit of extra motivation to do even more. I hope he does well and I wish him all the best because he's a good guy and a good footballer."

  Fond memories in England

  Pedersen made 288 league appearances for Blackburn between 2004 and 2013, and scored 47 goals for the club. The 32-year-old, who now plays for Rosenborg, says returning to England has brought back fond memories.

  "It's good to be back in England. I've been walking around here at Wembley just taking it in because I have good memories from this country so it's special for me," Pedersen said. "I had such a great time when I was here and if I ever had the chance to come back again it would be fantastic.

  "When you've been here you want to come back. I miss England - the football, the passion for the game and of course lots of good friends too."

  Norway face a difficult task to qualify for the UEFA EURO 2016 finals having been drawn in a group that includes Italy, Croatia and Bulgaria. Per-Mathias Hogmo is trying to install a more attacking philosophy in his young side but the new manager has overseen just one victory in his first ten games in charge.

  "England is in the same situation as us - we are http://www.coininfifa.com/ a new team with young players coming through," Hogmo said. "I saw England live against Italy at the World Cup and they played a good game, it was only small margins that went against them."

  Hogmo also brushed off comments made by Norway defender Vegard Forren, who called Rooney "a little bit chubby".

  Hogmo said: "Trust me, FUT Coins loves Manchester United, he is a big Man United fan and he is a big fan of Wayne Rooney."

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