Lescott respects Pearce call
Joleon Lescott insists he is not upset with Stuart Pearce's decision to leave him out of his new-look England squad against Holland.
By Razwan Mirza
Last Updated: 26/02/12 4:19pm
Joleon Lescott insists he is not upset with Stuart Pearce's decision to leave him out of his new-look England squad for Wednesday's friendly against Holland at Wembley.
The Manchester City defender was a regular under Fabio Capello and played alongside Everton's Phil Jagielka in the recent win over Spain.
However, following City's Europa League victory over Porto, Lescott will not be involved against Bert van Marwijk's talented side.
But the 29-year-old hopes his Dutch snub will not impact on his hopes of making the Three Lions Euro 2012 squad in Poland and Ukraine this summer.
He told The People: I haven't made this squad because he's going with a few younger heads and that's a chance for them to stake a claim for the summer.
"Of course, I'd like to have been in the squad, I want to be in every squad, but I respect the decision by Stuart Pearce so I'll just get on with it and be fully focused for City.
"With the managerial situation with England everything is a bit in the air for everyone as far as the Euros are concerned."