Jordan Henderson responds to Roy Keane's digs over lack of fitness before Euro 2020

England midfielder Jordan Henderson hit back at former Manchester United midfielder and current TV pundit Roy Keane for his remarks.

Jordan Henderson in a file photo. (Credit: Twitter/@JHenderson)

England midfielder Jordan Henderson hit back at former Manchester United midfielder and current TV pundit Roy Keane. Keane questioned whether Henderson should be around in the squad if he isn’t match fit. However, Henderson has now responded and stated he feels fully fit.

Keane’s diatribe caught the attention of Henderson, who responded by saying that he will be fit for the tournament.

“Clearly Jordan is not fit, I don’t think he should be involved,” Keane told ITV. “He can’t be fit if he can’t start a game against Romania.”

“Now I’ve heard people saying they want him around the place. For what? Does he do card tricks? Does he have a sing song, does he have quizzes in the evenings, what does he do?”

Jordan Henderson declares himself fit

Henderson responded to that by saying he will be fit and will contribute when called upon.

“Yeah, and the card tricks he (Keane) was on about – I’ve got a few of them up my sleeve,” Henderson said.

“Listen, as a player you want to play and I’m not coming here just to be around the camp, like Roy was saying.

“I want to come here and I want to contribute in the games. How much of that is not really down to me, it’s up to the manager to make a decision.

“But whenever I’m called upon, I’ll be ready and hopefully I can be a big contribution to this tournament and our success going forward.

“To be fair to Roy, he can say what he wants about me. He gave me my debut (at Sunderland) and I wouldn’t be here without him giving us that. He can say whatever he wants about me. I found it quite funny, actually.

“So, yeah, listen, we know a little bit more detail, I know more detail and so does the manager, which Roy may not.

“But in terms of stuff like that, everyone’s going to have an opinion, everybody’s going to think they know better than everybody else.”

England open their campaign against Croatia on June 13.




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