Crouch eyes Euros after stunning strike

Sun, 25 Mar 13:08:59 2012

Stoke star Peter Crouch has not given up hope of winning an England recall for Euro 2012.

The former Liverpool and Tottenham striker reminded the country of his talents with a sensational goal in Stoke's 1-1 draw with title-chasing Manchester City in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday.

The 31-year-old has not played for England since scoring against France in November 2010 after falling out of favour with former manager Fabio Capello.

But Capello's departure ahead of this summer's European Championship in Poland and Ukraine has changed the picture and Crouch remains eager to force his way into contention.

Crouch told BBC Sport: "I knew right from the start when I signed for Stoke that, if I was playing well and scoring goals, I would have a chance of being involved in the England set-up.

"There is huge competition in the summer. I have been fortunate enough to play in two World Cups and 42 times for my country. I know if I am working hard and playing well I will get a chance and hopefully I will grab it with both hands."


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