Kuyt stunned by Gerrard snub

March 2, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Holland striker Dirk Kuyt says he was surprised Steven Gerrard was overlooked for the England captaincy, describing his Liverpool team-mate as "the perfect leader".

Kuyt, who played a key role in a 3-2 win for the Dutch at Wembley on Wednesday, knows the qualities of Gerrard as a captain after the duo enjoyed Carling Cup final success on the same ground against Cardiff 72 hours earlier. England boss Stuart Pearce preferred to give the armband to Tottenham ...

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