The former Tottenham and Arsenal man needs a reality check!
Sol Campbell insists he has not given up hope of landing a spot in England’s squad for the 2010 World Cup.
“I would love to be in that World Cup squad for South Africa next year. Why not?” he told the News of the World.
“It’s not as if I’m suddenly not going to be playing well.
“In the latter stages of my time at Portsmouth there were conversations with people around the England camp about bringing me back in and that was very nice to know.
“So you never know. Phone calls can go in, things can happen.
“I remember people said exactly the same when David Beckham went to play for LA Galaxy in the USA. But he’s back in the England squad now and I think County could give the Galaxy a good game.”
Campbell has also defended his decision to join County, despite interest from a number of clubs higher up the League ladder.
“I had the chance to stay in the Premier League with three clubs contacting me and there were other offers from abroad,” he added.
“This club was decisive, Sven (Goran Eriksson) was decisive. They wanted me, he wanted me and they made it very clear they wanted me.
“They also sold their club to me, their project to me, their dream to me. So that’s why I am here, to make that dream come true…and I feel good about my decision.” (Sky Sports)
Don’t get me wrong. I am sure that Notts County are going places and it’s good to see the long suffering club getting good financial backing but can Sol Campbell seriously say that he chose the League Two club over any Premier League interest and claim that money was not a motivating factor?
Campbell is rumoured to be on a £60k a week wage and perhaps the Premier League clubs who were interested in buying the former Arsenal and Spurs man were not going to pay hi quite such a hefty sum. If money is not an issue why the hell would Sol not wish to retain his place in the top tier?
As for hopes of a World Cup place, I think that’s a sign of a man clutching at straws and perhaps realising he may have made a mistake. Clearly he has been offered a terrific wage, and incredible for a 34 year old, a five year contract and he deemed that an incentive he couldn’t resist, which is frankly mind boggling. We are after all talking about a person who is clearly a millionaire and has no need to just greedily take the biggest offer on the table. Also for Campbell to make the comparison to David Beckham’s situation at LA Galaxy is laughable.