Howard so proud to wear armband

BY foxsports • December 14, 2009

The United States international was the latest player to stand in for injured Phil Neville on skipper's duties and pulled off a string of saves to keep the Premier League leaders at bay at Stamford Bridge. Howard told the Liverpool Echo: "It felt amazing wearing the captain's armband. I know the history of this club very well now and even if it's only for one game, for the manager to put that type of responsibility on me and show that appreciation for me is awesome. "I know who the true captain of this team is but I'm happy to fill in and it's an honour. "You usually don't come away from a game conceding three and have a big smile on your face, but I feel like we earned that. "The resilience we showed, and commitment and endeavour has been unbelievable in recent weeks and we showed it again in abundance."

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