Steve McClaren still can’t believe that a 6’7 Premiership striker could score goals against Greece, Andorra and Macedonia. The England coach, bemused and stunned by the Liverpool striker’s ability to do dominate terrible opposition who only got their first pair of boots last week, heaped on the praised which was in no way an attempt to deflect attention from a poor performance,
“Those stats will not have gone unnoticed around the world,” McClaren enthused,
“They knew it before and they know it even more now.”
Peter Crouch is a good player, and has certainly been very effective lately for club and country. But talking about breaking Bobby Charlton’s scoring record? Sending messages to world football for doing what Germany did 13 times?
At this rate, when the press launch their inevitable hate campaign to bring McClaren and this England team down a few pegs they will have no one to blame but themsevles.