Gerrard 'gutted' with red
Steven Gerrard admits he was ¿gutted¿ to be shown his first ever red card in an England shirt.
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Last Updated: 12/09/12 8:47am
Steven Gerrard admits he was 'gutted' to be shown his first ever red card in an England shirt.
The Three Lions skipper was given a second yellow card late on in the 1-1 draw, just moments after Frank Lampard had levelled proceedings.
Gerrard was far from happy with the decision by Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir - who booked another four English players at Wembley, as he became only the 14th ever player to be sent off whilst playing for England.
He will now miss England's next qualifier with San Marino.
"I don't think there was a bad tackle in the game, and it is disappointing for me," he told Sky Sports.
"It the first one in 98 caps and we play San Marino next and I am sure the boys can do the job and I will be back for Poland, but I am gutted for the red but happy with the performance."
Gerrard insists England can take a lot of positives from the draw at Wembley.
"I thought in general play we controlled it and we were the side who wanted to try and create the openings," he said.
"I think we will have a better chance of beating them away because they will have to come out and take more risks, but fair play they have come to Wembley and taken points off us."