Vieira pleasure at becoming a member of Corridor of Fame
Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney and Arsenal all-time terrific Patrick Vieira are getting inducted into the Leading League’s Corridor of Fame.
The pair will turn out to be the very first gamers to be part of the Course of 2022 and a shortlist of 25 other retired stars will be announced this afternoon.
A public vote will open and, from that shortlist, six a lot more previous players will be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Vieira, 45, was captain of the Arsenal Invincibles team which did not reduce a game in the 2003-04 marketing campaign. The former France midfielder, who landed three Premier League titles with the Gunners, is now in charge at Crystal Palace.
He explained: “Being inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame is a superb achievement. When I received the news, I believed about currently being a young boy taking part in in Senegal or Paris.
“To be with the most effective players in the Premier League, the finest league in the earth, is even bigger than what I was ever thinking about.“ To have my title close to those gamers tends to make me happy and will make me realise how superior I was.
“I was fortunate to perform at the similar time as some of them, including Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp. What really would make me pleased and happy is when your identify is outlined by new, up-and-coming keeping midfielders as an example of how they would like to enjoy.”