Originally Posted by cj4_elmo
It's hard for him and Scholes. Their game is more suited for the European game and they tend to get overlooked for the national team because their style don't suit how England usually plays.
England likes to overpower people in midfield battle, whereas Carrick and Scholes loves out-thinking and out-passing them.
Carrick may not be the best midfielder in the world, but he wouldn't look out of place in the Barcelona midfield.
The fact that I think Carrick would be good in Italy is not necessarily a compliment. The slower pace would suit him. He is not my type of player.
Scholes is my type of player. Please do't talk about him and Carrick as if they are/were the same type of player.