Henderson... are you sure, Roy? Barton blasts Henderson call-up
Joey Barton has blasted Jordan Henderson's inclusion in the England squad, and claims he deserves a spot in Roy Hodgson's side.
The controversial Queens Park Rangers midfielder was slapped with an unprecedented 12-match ban for elbowing Carlos Tevez before reacting to the red card by kicking Sergio Aguero and aiming a headbutt at Vincent Kompany.
England have lost several midfielders for Euro 2012, including key men Frank Lampard, Gareth Barry and Jack Wilshere.
Liverpool's Henderson was called into the squad as an injury replacement and Barton, who won one cap against Spain in 2007, wrote on Twitter: 'Why are people giving me loads [of abuse] about England saying 'cant get in squad etc.
One-cap wonder: QPR midfielder Barton
'If Henderson got in, any englishman not currently in the squad has to feel aggrieved. Yes, i wish i was there but im not...
'Everyones thinking it ill say it. Liverpool have horrific season and have 6 players in our euro squad. What chance do we have. Pick on form.
'How [Grant] Holt, [Micah] Richards, [Michael] Carrick, [Rio] Ferdinand, [Leon] Osman, [Daniel] Sturridge etc never got involved is a travesty...'
He added: 'I really hope England do well and win it, I really do. All am saying is a don't think we will and it pisses me off...
'If everyone stays fit, we've got a decent 11 once Rooneys back. If any of the keys players get a knock, we are done for.
'3 games in 8/9 days takes its toll on the body. If a few are carrying injuries from a long domestic season, it will show. Not being pessimistic just a realist.
'I am over qualified to pass judgement on this. Not only have a played in the Prem for 10yrs but I've played with and against most of them.'
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