Old Trafford striker wants to remind the world, and Fabio Capello, that he still exists.
Perennially crocked Man United striker Michael Owen has today stated his intention to fight for a spot back in the England national team set-up so that he attempt to surpass Bobby Charlton’s goalscoring record, which for the record stands at 49, whereas the 32 year old Old Trafford striker has been stuck on 40 since his last international goal, way back in September 2007.
He said: “I am proud of what I did for England and what I have done. Obviously Sir Bobby’s records are in my sights. I am still here.”
“As soon as Fabio Capello took over, that was it,” he said. “I was on the bench for his first game in charge after having been an automatic starter for 10 years, and then after that I wasn’t in the squad. The manager is the only man who will know the answer why.”
“You have to accept it. If you get upset and angry to start with, if you will keep getting wound up. You have to let it go and that’s that.
“I don’t know why, that’s something you have to ask the current manager. Once you make a decision then maybe you’ve made the decision. That’s it, and even if I kept scoring I don’t know what would have happened.” Quotes courtesy of the Daily Mirror.
Now one can’t help but wonder why Michael Owen may not be able to see the reason that Fabio Capello hasn’t picked the England veteran for the past few years. It may well have something to do with the fact that for a large chunk of his Newcastle United and Man United spells he has been out injured with one knock of another.
Indeed Michael Owen is currently sidelined with a thigh problem and hasn’t played since November and hasn’t made a Premier League start since October 2010. Perhaps the former Liverpool and Real Madrid man should keep his mind on trying to get fit and healthy so that he can get first team football at Man United before getting ahead of himself in relation to an international call-up that simply will not occur until the striker can prove that he can play a game or two without falling down in agony.
Frankly whilst Michael Owen still dreams of an England recall he is more likely to injure himself getting out of bed after said dream than he has of winning his 90th cap.