Jermaine Jenas retires from football at the age of 32 having been disturbed by a knee injury.
The former England midfielder has officially declared his retirement from football career after failing to recover from a knee injury.
The 33-year old has been working a pundit for the BBC for the past two seasons and declared his retirement live on Radio 4's Today programme, on Thursday morning, January 7th.
"I have officially retired. I tried my best to come back from the knee injury but unfortunately that is the end of my career," he said.
Jenas' last match was on 15th of March, 2014 in a 3-0 victory for QPR over Yeovil at Loftus Road in a Championship fixture. He injured his anterior cruciate knee ligament in training the month that followed.
Liverpool started on a high this season in the English Premier League, defeating last term’s second-placed team 4-3.
However, they received their second shock of the intriguing season so far when they lost 2-0 to newly promoted side Burnley. The first was when Arsenal came back to 4-3 despite the Reds being 4-1 up, with the goals conceded being petty.
With the Euro recently concluded, experts like Jermaine Jenas have much to say about the team that won the trophy.
He talks about Pepe, who is a controversial figure in the field and off the Portugal team, but he feels that the man has proven himself as being a true member of the country’s team when it mattered the most.
Jermaine Jenas states that England coach should make the most of Tottenham Hotspurs talent at the Euros
Former Spurs midfielder Jermaine Jenas believes that Roy Hodgson should take full advantage of the Tottenham Hotspurs chemistry in the national team. He said that Spurs has developed massively as a team and that the England manager should tap into the understanding.
Indeed, the England national side consists of several Spurs players such as Dele Alli, Harry Kane, Danny Rose and Eric Dier. Jenas believes that these players have learned how to play together over the course of this season and that the will definitely be an asset for the England national team.
BBC Pundit and Ex- Newcastle United midfielder, Jermaine Jenas says Sunderland’s Wahbi Khazri could hold the key to the Black Cats’ survival chances.
Jenas admitted he was impressed with Sam Allardyce’s side in their goalless draw with Arsenal but that it was Tunisian international that really caught his eye.
“Wahbi Khazri was terrific today. He’s the type of player that likes to get on the ball and he likes to try and make things happen.
“But not only does he do that, against Arsenal he showed a different side to his game - more powerful and mentally strong.
“He was physical and had a big impact on this game today. He was very impressive.
“For the first 20 minutes of this game Arsenal dominated and they didn’t score when they needed to.
The former England midfielder now turned pundit has shared his opinion about the England team. He believes that Wayne Rooney should lead the attack in the Euro finals. He disagrees with people that state that Wayne Rooney slows down the England attack.
According to him, the Manchester United man has good experience of international games and should be beneficial for the national team at Euro 2016. If England wants to do well at the Euro finals, they will have to allow Wayne Rooney to start the first game in France.
Newcastle United recently created headlines by completing the expensive purchase of Jonjo Shelvey from Swansea City for more than £ 12 million.
This was certainly a huge gamble from the team given that they have been flirting with relegation throughout the campaign. After having already experienced the worst of relegation only a few years ago, Newcastle were not expected to spend so heavily in the January transfer window. Furthermore, they have decided to go for a young player with limited experience in the Premier League. The former Liverpool midfielder is undoubtedly a great talent, but he has failed to deliver at big clubs in the past.
Former Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas believes that Manchester City’s major signing of the summer – Raheem Sterling – will become one of the best players in world in the next few years.
The decision taken by Sterling to force his way out of Liverpool has left a lot of fans extremely pleased with the winger. However, he is turning out into a great acquisition for City. He has so far presented a massive leap in terms of quality over his replacement James Milner, who has moved the other way and joined Liverpool on a free transfer.
Jermaine Jenas has reacted in a sad manner to the current plight of his former club Newcastle United.
The former England international is now a pundit after having been forced to retire due to constant injury problems. He has not played a game in over a year since leaving QPR, and it is rather surprising considering that he is still just 32. English football saw the best of Jenas when he was at Newcastle. It was also a time when the club was fighting for a place in the Champions League. Since then, Tyneside has witnessed disappointing results for the club.
Former England international Jermaine Jenas says that he would reconsider signing for Newcastle United if he was a young player.
Jenas played for Newcastle during the prime of his career. He represented the club in more than 100 matches during his three-year spell at St James’s Park. Back then, the club were in a position to challenge for the Champions League spots. Now, though, they have regressed a lot and struggle to even finish in the top 10 of the Premier League. On the positive side, owner Mike Ashley has made the club extremely profitable with more than £ 30 million in cash reserves alone.