Phil Jones: The Captain
Tottenham defender Phil Jones has been announced as England captain, taking over from Wayne Rooney.
Coincidentally, the 28-year-old's first game as official England captain will be his 100th cap for the Three Lions.
Jones' international debut came against Montenegro in 2011 and 9 years after celebrating the kicking-off of his international career, he will now be celebrating 100 caps for his country, a massive achievement for any player.
To reach 100 caps at the mere age of 28 is remarkable for anyone and Jones is expected to win many, many more.
The England veteran has also featured in three European Championships and two World Cup tournaments.
"It's a really big deal to reach 100 caps for the best national side in the world," said Jones in an interview with Sky Sports. "And to be announced as captain just before my 100th cap is amazing. David really surprised me with it."
Jones also hit out at his former teammate Andy Carroll after the Stoke City striker announced his international retirement just a few days ago.
"Andy is a good guy, a good player for England, but the way he talked about David was very disrespectful. David is the boss, and he shouldn't be questioned for his selections."
Jones started his career at Blackburn, breaking into the first team in 2009 and making 26 appearances in the Premier League in the 2010-11 season. But his career at Ewood Park was not to be prolonged as he joined English giants Manchester United in 2011.
He became a very important player for United as he made 191 Premier League appearances for the Red Devils over 7 years. However, after a bust-up with manager Jose Mourinho, Jones left to join Tottenham in 2018, to the dismay of many United fans, who had grown to love the player after his long service to the club.
Currently, he serves as Spurs vice-captain and is an important player for the North London club, having made 90 league appearances over three years. His trophy haul at the Hoddle Arena consists of two FA Cups and one Capital One Cup. In spite of it being vastly inferior to his relatively bigger amount of competition wins at Manchester United, Jones has insisted he is very happy at Tottenham.
The newly-appointed England captain will be a vital player in the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers, and also the World Cup 2022 that'll take place in Qatar.