Say the name Michael Owen anywhere in the world and you will find that maybe %99 of people will say they have heard that name before. This is because Michael Owen is a football legend. After seeing the headline “Time to accept Owen’s lowly status” I feel that i have to comment.
Yes, Michael Owen hasn’t had the luckiest of years lately due to injury and the fact he was up against some of the best players in the world for a place in the starting 11. Just the fact that he was fighting for a place along side the likes of Wayne Rooney is proof that Owen still has something left of that wide-eyed 18 year old we all remember. Owen is set to sign with Stoke City – not a high flyer but still in the highest league of all and would (if fit) start most games. Michael Owen has played for Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle and Manchester United, all in the highest leagues they can be.
In my opinion He still has the ability to play for everyone of them clubs, he might not have the pace he once had but because the pace he had was so fast he still is quite quick, just because he has aged it doesn’t mean he has lost the vision, skill or control, we still saw that the last time he played. Most importantly he still has the heart and desire to play. I’m guessing he isn’t in dire need of money but is still desperate to put on his boots and play.
You can follow him on twitter @themichaelowen. He’s a great twitterer and might even give you the odd tip on the horses too!
To me Michael should always have a place in the England squad because he is still the same man that should’ve smashed Bobby Charlton’s goal scoring record years ago.
Lowly Owen? Not a chance.