Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson says he will ignore his critics and concentrate on playing his best football for the club and England Under-21s as he prepares to captain the Under-21s on Wednesday night.
Henderson was not named in Stuart Pearce’s England squad for their friendly against Holland at Wembley on Wednesday night, a setback after making his debut recently under Fabio Capello.
Ahead of the Under-21s meeting with Belgium at Middlesbrough‘s Riverside Stadium, Henderson said, “I don’t really worry what other people think, they’re entitled to their opinion,” he said. “I’m focused on what I want to achieve.
“I want to get back in the senior squad as soon as I can, but for now I make sure I play well for the under-21s and for Liverpool every week.
“Of course there’s a lot of room for improvement, but I am working on it every day in training and I am focused on what I need to do. I know what I need to do and I am going to do everything I can to get where I want to be.”