Given: "I've been nominated on numerous occasions, and I always thought I was just here to make up the numbers. But it's nice to get this reward now and I am very grateful.
"It was good [speaking about 2005] in some ways but not in others, in particular it is very disappointing we didn't get to Germany. It's been even more difficult living in England and reading about them in the papers all the time.
"It's a bitter pill to swallow, but now we've the European Championship to look forward to."