Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini does not foresee ay problems for Wayne Bridge if he is selected for England next month in the wake of the John Terry saga.
Bridge could be England’s first choice left-back for next month’s friendly against Egypt after current incumbent, Ashley Cole, broke his ankle while playing for Chelsea at Everton last Wednesday.
And Bridge could be set to continue the role during this summer’s World Cup in South Africa if Cole does not recover in time for the finals.
“He (Bridge) never told me that he wouldn’t play for England,” said Mancini.
“The national team is important. I have not spoken to him but I think, if he is picked, he will play.”
The City boss is equally confused as to why Bridge might consider turning his country down.
“He is committed to playing for England,” stressed Mancini.
“It is important for any player to play at the World Cup. It is important for their career, especially if they can play in the first XI.”