Crouch committed to England

Crouch was reportedly unhappy at being overlooked by England boss

Fabio Capello in Saturday’s 2-2 draw against Switzerland. Despite

an impressive record of 22 goals in 42 games, Crouch did not make

the Three Lions bench at Wembley, with Capello favouring Fulham’s

Bobby Zamora over the Tottenham striker. Crouch admits he was

disappointed to be left out but said at no point will he turn his

back on his country. Speaking on Tuesday, Crouch said: “Do I want

to carry on playing for England? Yeah, of course. I would never

give up playing for my country at any stage. It’s an honour.”

However, Crouch also told BBC Sport: “I was disappointed, but I’ve

got a long summer now to think about things and hopefully come back

with a new attitude.” “I feel that whenever I’ve played for

England, I’ve done well, so I felt maybe I’ve been slightly

unfairly treated. “Playing for England is the pinnacle of any

player’s career and I absolutely love doing it. If I get a minute

on the pitch (for England) that’s great, if I get 90 that’s a lot

better.” Wayne Bridge and Paul Robinson have both retired from

international football during Capello’s tenure and Ben Foster has

decided to declare himself unavailable for the foreseeable future.