Taylor - "Terry Is The Master"

Last updated : 09 October 2006 By Footy Mad - Editor

Steven Taylor has been by Newcastle United manager Glenn Roeder to watch the master - John Terry - and learn.

Taylor was part of the England Under-21 side which beat Germany 1-0 on Friday night in the first leg of their European Championship play-off to set up a thrilling second leg in Germany.

Roeder: "I've told Steven that he should watch every game that John Terry plays in. He should be analysing his performances, everything he does in a game and looking to bring it in his own performances. I don't think there is a better role model for a young centre-back than Terry.

"Steven should be looking at the way he attacks the ball when he heads it, the way he tackles, the way he holds himself and the positions he takes.

"We are working with Steven every day on the training pitch, as we are with all the defenders here but, when he goes home, it will also help him to watch how players of Terry's ability play the game."

Taylor: "I've got two players that I really look up to in terms of centre-backs and they are Tony Adams and John Terry.

"I know I'm still young, but I feel as though I'm picking things up everyday. I've got my place back in the Newcastle team, but it's up to me whether I keep hold of it or not."