Speaking to the media, Glenn Roeder tried to explain away his decision to make Kieron Dyer captain. In the end his explanation leaves him with even more egg on his face, with it totally backfiring. Wise move:
"I made Kieron Dyer captain for purely motivational reasons and when I told him his eyes lit up. It was a special moment for him. I thought he carried off the responsibility of being captain very well, even though a couple of vital aspects of the game went against him. He is an England player and an experienced player, and he was playing in a position on the pitch on Monday night in which he was in touch with the rest of the team. The majority of people do not understand Kieron Dyer. If you sit down with him he has a lot of football intelligence and has a good understanding of the game.'
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