Hawthorns goalkeeper is upset at being left out of Fabio Capello’s latest squad.
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The West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Scott Carson admits he is “devastated” to be left out of the England squad for next Tuesday’s Euro 2012 qualifier with Montenegro.
Carson looked to be getting his international career back on track by being named in the squad for last month’s double-header with Bulgaria and Switzerland. But he was forced to withdraw because of a family bereavement and now West Ham United’s Robert Green has been preferred, along with Manchester City’s Joe Hart, for the Wembley tie.
Carson said: “Getting the recall for the last qualifiers was a big boost. I was delighted to be back but I needed to leave after a couple of days [because of the bereavement].
“The club then had a fax through to say I was in the provisional squad [for the Montenegro game] and I thought I’d be OK and be in the squad because I was in the last one.
“I was really devastated to find myself out this time. Having got back in for the last squad, I thought I’d carried my form on in the last few games. Being forced to pull out last time was for personal reasons and things seem to have gone against me.”
Carson, however, is determined to react in a positive manner to his disappointment by continuing to perform well for the Baggies. He said: “I won’t sulk. I have to keep performances up and get everyone talking about me again in a good way. How I react to this is important. I will let my performances get me back in.” (Guardian)
This must be a bit of a blow for the West Brom ‘keeper. After his infamous howler against Croatia in 2008, Carson’s England career looked all but over. He gained himself a recall for England’s last two Euro 2012 qualifiers but has now been left out of the squad again, much to his surprise.
England are in a strange situation at the moment, with five goalkeepers at the top of their game. Carson, along with Joe Hart, Robert Green and Ben Foster, have all had solid starts to the season. Paul Robinson, recently retired from international duty, has also started the season in fine form, and would have also been in contention for the squad if still available.