Mr Hodsgon are you high?
Fulham manager Roy Hodgson believes striker Bobby Zamora may be worthy of a place in England’s World Cup squad.
Zamora, 28, scored his sixth goal of the season in a 1-0 win over Sunderland – prompting Hodgson to suggest he could offer an alternative to Emile Heskey.
“You could make a case for one or two more unusual selections, players who have something a bit extra,” he said.
“If you perpetuated that argument, you might come up with an argument for someone like a Bobby Zamora.”
Zamora has no senior caps for England – and has not even been picked in any of Fabio Capello’s squads in the two years the Italian has managed the national side.
But his headed goal against Sunderland was his fourth in the Premier League and he showed his enhanced value by being the fulcrum of many of Fulham’s attacks.
Standing 6ft tall, the former Brighton, Tottenham and West Ham player’s physical presence makes him a handful for defences.
“He is the type of player who we don’t have too many like in the English Premiership,” added Hodgson.
“Heskey is a very powerful player, a very willing player and a hard-working player. Bobby is more technical.”
Zamora has been criticised in some quarters for his failure to score more goals and was guilty of missing a memorable chance in the 2-2 draw against Manchester City in October. (BBC Sport)
Unusual selections? That’s not unusual, that’s insane. Roy Hodgson may be trying to gee up his striker by claiming he is good enough to represent his country, but I think he may have gone a little too far. Many claim that Bobby Zamora is unfairly mocked because he doesn’t score enough goals and those self same people will claim that their is more to his game than ‘merely’ hitting the back of the net, but remember the former Tottenham and West Ham man is a striker and therefore being able to score is pretty damn important.
For those who are unaware of Zamora’s strike rate of late it is as follows. In his 47 Premier League appearances at Fulham he has scored six goals. Enough said.