England’s striker Peter Crouch will not retire from international football
England’s out of favor striker, Peter Crouch will not retire from international football amid speculations which claimed that Tottenham Hotspurs striker is all set to follow the footsteps of England’s shot-stopper, Ben Foster by having an international
break from the competitive football.
Having appeared in over 40 matches for England and has an impressive tally of 22 goals to his name, Crouch has been continuously overlooked by the England national coach, Fabio Capello. Lack of opportunities is what Crouch is cursing with, and Capello seems
in mood to make his wish come true by giving more first team opportunities.
There are numbers of incidents happened in the past few months or so, that enforced Crouch to start thinking of walking away from the football. It was an embarrassing situation for Crouch on Saturday, when he failed to become the part of England’s substitute
bench in their Euro 2012 qualifying match against Switzerland. Capello seems to have lost his faith in the abilities of Crouch, as he only appeared twice for England since May last year.
Reports indicate that Capello has some serious concerns over the fitness levels and agility Crouch possesses. And it seems Crouch does not fit in well with Capello plans, especially with the emergence of Andy Carroll who made an impressive partnership with
Wayne Rooney upfront, it has put some serious doubts over Tottenham Hotpsurs striker.
Among many people, The Football Association’s director of football development Sir Trevor Brooking has shown his amazement over the rumored international retirement of the player.
“But international football is about individual pride and wanting to perform at the highest level. If I had got picked at 41 I would have played, even if I thought I would make a fool of myself. I just wanted to play for my country.” Treveor said.
The 30-year-old, who has not taken part in England’s last three games against Wales, Ghana and Switzerland, will continue to wait for his turn in England team. Despite being left in a very frustrating situation, the Spurs striker has taken a brave decision
will make him available for the England selection.