Euro 2012 qual. - Crouch denies England quit plans

Tue, 07 Jun 12:01:00 2011

England striker Peter Crouch has denied that he will retire from international football, despite reports to the contrary.

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Crouch did not even earn a place on the substitutes' bench for England's 2-2 draw with Switzerland at Wembley on Saturday as Bobby Zamora was chosen as the back-up for Darren Bent.

Reports on Sunday morning indicated that Crouch's patience had run out and that he had resolved to never represent his country while Fabio Capello was manager.

However, Crouch says he has no intention of withdrawing his services from the England boss.

"Do I want to carry on playing for England? Yeah, of course," Crouch told reporters. "I would never give up playing for my country at any stage. It's an honour."

Crouch did add, though, that he may reassess his position over the summer.

"I was disappointed, of course," Crouch said. "I will have to think about things over the summer. I don't want to make any stupid decisions.

"It is still fresh in my mind. I don't want to rush into anything silly. I have got the summer now, I can take a break, get away from football for a bit and see how I feel in pre-season."


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