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  • He wasn't fully fit at the last World Cup, so I wouldn't put as much emphasis on his performance level there as you have.
    He still gets selected because he's still the best option we've got in attack, even playing below par.
    Who would you take in the squad instead of him? 4 players in the squad at the last WC didn't play a single minute, there is definately a place for him over another average striker that will never get on the pitch.
    He shouldn't walk straight back into the team for the quarter finals, but he's still a potentially great weapon to have in reserve.
    Ultimately it won't make a difference either way, because England as a whole aren't good enough to win the euro's