Downing: Gerrard must play on

February 28, 2012
By ESPN staff

Stewart Downing believes it would be a mistake for Steven Gerrard to quit international football after the European Championships - and has backed him to take over from John Terry as skipper.

Speaking ahead of England's friendly against Netherlands at Wembley on Wednesday, Downing insisted Gerrard still has much to give to the national side.

"Steven certainly still has a lot to offer England,'' Downing said of his ...

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