VIDEO: Neville's early impressions
Thursday, 31 May, 2012
New England Coach offers the benefit of his experience.
has urged England’s young players to thrive at Euro 2012.
A veteran of five major tournaments as a player, Neville was recently recruited into Roy Hodgson’s backroom team as a coach
and after spending the last couple of weeks getting to grips with his new duties, he offered the benefit of his experience to the latest batch of internationals hoping to impress.
“Enjoy it,” said Neville of the Euros, when asked what advice he would give to England’s younger squad members.
“Take your chance and make a name for yourself," he continued. "We’ve seen many players do that over the years.
“Listen, learn, work hard, but go for it. Express yourself. Do what you’ve been doing to get yourself into this position in the first place.
“Every message I’ve heard so far from the Manager
[and] Ray Lewington
has been positive and [to make sure] they [the players] do enjoy themselves [because] playing for England’s a great honour.”