Dyer fails to win Sven’s approval

Last updated : 19 November 2002 By Martyn Elliott

Come on Sven!
However Eriksson and his right-hand man Tord Grip do remain big fans of the dynamic midfielder, although it looks like they view him as a winger.

"Kieron Dyer is fit and playing well. He has been unlucky with the national team because every time he has been picked or should have been picked then something has happened," said the England coach.

"It is good to see him playing well and I am sure he can play wide right or wide left as well and the second striker's role if you ask him.

"He might like to play inside in midfield - but the players cannot come and say `I want to play there'.

"We cannot have four central midfielders so we will see what is happening in the future. I hope he stays fit."

Dyer would apparently have started the game against FYR Macedonia on the left of midfield had he not been forced to withdraw through injury, and Eriksson believes that he is the man to fill the problem position.

However both Steven Gerrard and Paul Scholes have been poor for the national team recently , not to mention David Beckham’s performances, so it is about time that Sven had a look at some other options.

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