Michael Owen thinks he could miss out of the England squad to face France on March 26th.
Michael Owen – more of these are required from him
Owen told BBC Radio 5 Live today:
“When you are down it’s hard to be listened to.â€
“Results are not going well and, when you are not playing well as a team and individually, then individuals will not get picked for the national team.”
“The new manager has only had one game in charge and that was a friendly so we will see what develops,”
The 28-year-old striker has scored only 6 goals for Newcastle United this season.
But if Fabio Capello picks on club form, which he says he will do, we donâ€™t think Owen deserves to be in the squad.
Michael Owen has a great name in world football and has had a wonderful career, but this season heâ€™s been a pale shadow of his former self.
And it may be that the young new players breaking through like David Bentley, Ashley Young and Gabriel Agbonlahor and are leaving Michael behind.
Owen gets his big wages for scoring goals, and until he starts doing that again heâ€™ll not return to his former status. But we’d be very pleased if Michael proves us completely wrong.
What do you think?
Does Michael deserve to be in England’s squad?
Let us know – comments welcome.