David James insists he is fit and well should Fabio Capello select him for England’s Group C clash with Algeria.
Capello selected Robert Green in goal for The Three Lions’ opener against USA ahead of the likes of James and Joe Hart.
England slipped to a disappointing 1-1 draw after Green’s costly blunder allowed Clint Dempsey to equalise Steven Gerrard’s opener. Some speculated that James missed out against Bob Bradley’s men as he was not 100 per cent, something that James denies. “I am and fit and well,” explained James.
There have also been reports at James’ unhappiness at missing out against the USA after being an unused substitute in the past two World Cups. However, the Portsmouth veteran insists he is a team player and has no qualms with Capello’s selection policy.
“I don’t have a problem with the selections. I am part of the squad,” he continued. “Rob hasn’t been on the losing side in a qualifying or competitive match. There are seven games and 23 players.”