Hughes Believes Crouch Would Improve England

Peter Crouch has not played for England since 2010 and the English striker does not have much hopes of ever being called up again as he himself stated some time ago but Mark Hughes believes that Crouch would improve England.

“Peter is an international-class player. He’s proven that and he’s got a great record. He gives you a focal point and his link-up play is excellent. Maybe people in charge now are looking in different areas and are looking for a similar type of player, a player who’s as effective as Peter Crouch, but maybe they think his time has come and gone. If he was asked to go I’m sure he wouldn’t refuse the offer.” Hughes said as he praised Peter Crouch.

Crouch is the top goal-scorer for Stoke City in this campaign which has helped the club on maintaining themselves in the middle section of the Premier League tables but it still wasn’t enough for him to even be on the sidelines of England during their latest friendly match against Denmark which was played on March 5.
The 33 years old attacker is also receiving the support from his club teammates as the goalkeeper of Stoke City, Asmir Begovic states that Crouch can offer something different for England and the 2014 World Cup.

The 26-year-old told talkSPORT: “I can’t recommend Peter Crouch highly enough. I’ve played with him for a few years at Stoke, and before that at Portsmouth. He offers you something different. There are not many strikers like him around the world, it will be very difficult for defences to handle him’’

England still has 2 more friendly matches left to play before the start of the World Cup although it seems highly unlikely that Hodgson will be taking into consideration Peter Crouch as the manager has his sights set on Sturridge, Rooney and Welbeck as the main attacking forces to represent the national side.