Joe Hart believes Scott Parker deserved to be named England captain for Wednesday's friendly with Holland.
Tottenham midfielder Parker was given the armband by Stuart Pearce ahead of the likes of Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, and Hart himself.
The Manchester City goalkeeper was impressed by the new skipper against Holland and rejected the notion that the captain needs to be vocal on and off the pitch.
"Scott Parker was great as captain," Hart said.
"He led the team well and did what he usually does, which is enough for me.
"This thing about having someone to gee the team up in the dressing-room room before the game is a myth. The captain doesn't need to go around shouting in people's faces. We're all good players and we know what we're doing.
"Scotty spoke just as he would have done if he was on the bench or if he was the captain.
"He's a leader for our team but we look to other players as well.
"He made some good tackles but that is what he's all about and people are making out as if they are surprised that he played so well.
"He's been fantastic for a long time and he's earned the right to captain the side.
"We were proud to play behind him on Wednesday."