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Anderton's Italian job

Posted on 10 November 2000  - 12:00

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Darren Anderton is delighted to be part of Peter Taylor&rsquo&#59;s England revolution.<P class=MsoNormal>The midfielder was named in caretaker manager Taylor&rsquo&#59;s first squad for the friendly against Italy next Wednesday.<P class=MsoNormal>Anderton missed out on the ill-fated World Cup qualifying matches against Germany and Finland through injury last month but has made an immediate return to a squad that gives youth a chance and does not include a player over the age of 30.<P class=MsoNormal>That makes Anderton one of the elder statesmen but the 28-year-old was just happy to be back on the international scene.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;It&rsquo&#59;s great news,&rdquo&#59; he said after finding out about his inclusion at Spurs Lodge. &ldquo&#59;I was obviously disappointed to miss out on the last couple of game so to get back in straight after that is very nice.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;And it&rsquo&#59;s another great game to play in. As a young kid growing up this is the type of game you want to play in, for your country, against teams like Italy.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>Everything has changed since Anderton was last in an England squad for the friendly against France at the start of the season.<P class=MsoNormal>Kevin Keegan resigned after the defeat by Germany and now ex-Spur Peter Taylor and Steve McLaren are holding the fort until the arrival of Sven Goran Eriksson from Lazio.<P class=MsoNormal>Anderton said: &ldquo&#59;We all know Peter Taylor has done very well at Leicester and in whatever coaching job he&rsquo&#59;s had. When we went to the World Cup in 1998 he was involved there and I really enjoyed working with him.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>As for the changes and Eriksson coming in, Anderton added: &ldquo&#59;It&rsquo&#59;s just football, new managers come in all the time and you learn to get on with it.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;I&rsquo&#59;m sure it will be interesting and we&rsquo&#59;ll have to see how Sven Goran Eriksson goes into games. I&rsquo&#59;m sure it will be a different mentality to what we&rsquo&#59;re used to.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;But those who are picked are just happy to be picked. Everyone has their favourites and people want different people but once the manager is in place all the players are concerned with is being picked by that manager.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;He&rsquo&#59;s done very well and dealt with top players during his time in Italy. These are meant to be the top players in England so he can hopefully get the best out of them.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>To listen to Darren's thoughts, <A href="http://www.spurs.co.uk/news/ram/da001110.ram">click here</A><I></I><P class=MsoNormal><I>By Paul Miles</I><P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p><P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p>