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Gabby Has England Eyes Again

Gabby Has England Eyes Again

Gabby Agbonlahor is fit and raring to go again, and he's determined to not let his injury setback affect his future England career.

After making an impressive return against Reading, Gabby has set his sights on working his way into Fabio Capello's plans again, hopefully in time for next months friendly match against France.

Speaking on the official site, our high flying youngster said:

'It's brilliant to make the step up. Everybody has been saying things about me all season, but I've just tried to concentrate on playing my game.

'I want to keep improving and I've worked hard to get to this point. The gaffer's been great and never stopped encouraging me.

'I feel I'm a much better player this season and I've learned a lot and I'm delighted I made the squad.

'I just hope I stay in it next time because the thought of joining up with a senior England squad is tremendous honour. But I won't be taking that for granted.'

Gabby has also ruled out representing another nation in order to speed up his international career.

'It was always England for me. I was born here, I'm a local boy, I always supported them as a kid, I had the shirt.'



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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Monday February 25 2008
Time: 2:49PM

Comments

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i like his orange boots, they make you run faster than buggati veyron!
krisvilla
25/02/2008 15:03:00
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Fantastic player. Will fit in nicely at Arsenal in a few years time :P
saisho
25/02/2008 15:13:00
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Only if we can have Fabregas, Adebayor and Gallas in exchange.
adamavfc
25/02/2008 15:20:00
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Thought he had a good game yesterday, especially once he realised Sonko couldn't cope with his pace.
steako
25/02/2008 15:21:00
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Sonko could not cope with John Carew's pace, let alone Gabbi. There defense yesterday were awful, we scared them to death and what a signing Marlon is turning out to be. The goals he has scored have been crucial and arguably earnt us 4 points alone! I think with 11 games left that he could end up top scorer from the Super Sub position!...
KSarge1
25/02/2008 15:32:00
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get him up front 4 england with rooney mr capello, NOW!!!!
HuddersfieldYiddo
25/02/2008 19:50:00
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The whole of our attack looked fast as f0ck yesterday. We truly terrorised them. Can't wait for Middlesborough.
Adam Deuce
25/02/2008 21:18:00
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that's great gabby. You deserve it. But how bout you focus you're attention on villa and getting into europe before worrying about the england squad. England won't be in anything meaningful for a longtime.
los_angeles_villan
25/02/2008 22:46:00
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Don't quite buy into this . Gabby is not yet international standard, but the only way of getting to that level is to perform well at club level. Too inconsistent at the moment for me. Has he really got the brains to make it to the top level of international standards ? So many players lose form once in the England set up, i don't want Gabby to get carried away.
HolteEnder43
25/02/2008 23:34:00
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to be fair he's started to look up, proof of that was the ashley young goal. Gabby last year would of had a shot from that instead he looked up and saw ashley was in a better position. he's slowly getting there
krisvilla
26/02/2008 16:54:00
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