Charlton Athletic manager Lee Bowyer has been discussing the high points of his playing career after representing some of the top teams in England.
Bowyer started his playing career at Charlton, was then twice player of the year in the Leeds United team that got to the semifinals of the 2000/01 UEFA Champions League campaign and also won an England cap.
The 42-year-old’s only trophy came with Birmingham City when they defeated Arsenal in the 2011 League Cup final and that is his biggest regret.
Bowyer said, according to Mirror Football:
“I like to think that I’ve experienced everything as a player. I had highs with winning the League Cup with Birmingham, in a side which wasn’t the best on paper, an experienced hard working team. We beat Arsenal in the final against all of the odds.”
“Playing for England was a high, I had lows with a relegation, so I think I’ve experienced everything. I’ve played with top players, played under international managers with great experience and you pick up things from all of them.”
“I was very fortunate as a player, I played under some great managers, getting all the knowledge from them. The most influential for me was, and I have to say, George Graham.”
“Like I’m telling my players now to get into the box to score goals, my game when I left Charlton my game was not tracking back and a lot of the youngsters are like that today. It’s alright getting forward, but you have to track back.”