Found November 14, 2012 on NESN.com:
PLAYERS: Steven Gerrard
Steven Gerrard has spoken of his pride as he prepares to lead England for his 100th cap in Sweden on Wednesday night. The inspirational Kop skipper will become only the sixth player to notch up a century of appearances with the Three Lions and he admits it’s a massive honour. “Reaching 100 caps is something I never thought I’d achieve,” said Gerrard. “Growing up, getting turned down at the national school at 14 and not getting picked for England for the U-15s, there have been times when I never thought I’d even get one cap. “To be here on the eve of 100 is an unbelievable achievement for myself and my family. “It’s difficult to put into words, because when I speak about it the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. It’s unbelievable. “Some of the players I’ve played with have not got to that milestone. There’s been great players before me and ones I’ve played with who haven’t done it. It’s a very flattering achievement.” Despite reaching the milestone, a brutally honest Gerra
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