QPR midfielder: I deserve England chance more than Liverpool youngster

17:15 09 June 2012

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QPR's Joey Barton who was punched in the face outside a nightclub. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Joey Barton believes his behaviour keeps him out of the England squad

Troubled QPR midfielder Joey Barton believes that any English footballer should feel aggrieved for being left out of Roy Hodgson’s Euro 2012 squad with Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson selected.

Liverpool have six representatives in the England squad despite finishing eighth in the Premier League and the Rangers captain, who is banned for the first 12 matches of next season, feels aggrieved.

“If Henderson got in, any Englishman not currently in the squad has to feel aggrieved. Yes, I wish I was there but I’m not,” Barton said.

“Everyone’s thinking it, I’ll say it. Liverpool have [had] an horrific season and have six players in our Euro squad. What chance do we have? [The England manager should] Pick on form.

“How [Grant] Holt, [Micah] Richards, [Michael] Carrick, [Rio] Ferdinand, [Leon] Osman, [Daniel] Sturridge etc never got involved is a travesty.”

Barton then claims he would walk into the England squad on ability.

“Why are people saying [I] ‘can’t get in squad etc’?” Barton tweeted.

“On ability I walk into the squad, on behaviour I don’t.”

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