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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 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday February 25 2008

Time: 2:49PM

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i like his orange boots, they make you run faster than buggati veyron!
krisvilla
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25/02/2008 15:03:00

Fantastic player. Will fit in nicely at Arsenal in a few years time :P
saisho
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25/02/2008 15:13:00

Only if we can have Fabregas, Adebayor and Gallas in exchange.
adamavfc
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25/02/2008 15:20:00

Thought he had a good game yesterday, especially once he realised Sonko couldn't cope with his pace.
steako
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25/02/2008 15:21:00

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
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25/02/2008 15:32:00

get him up front 4 england with rooney mr capello, NOW!!!!
HuddersfieldYiddo
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25/02/2008 19:50:00

The whole of our attack looked fast as f0ck yesterday. We truly terrorised them. Can't wait for Middlesborough.
Adam Deuce
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25/02/2008 21:18:00

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
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25/02/2008 22:46:00

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
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25/02/2008 23:34:00

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
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26/02/2008 16:54:00

I thought he played pretty well at Reading, and looked to be finally forming a fairly useful partnership with Big JC. I was glad he got the nod to start, and hopefully he can now get back into the groove, notch a few goals, and help fire us towards Europe. His England time will come.
glensider
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28/02/2008 15:42:00

Still believe though that he'd be better off continuing his development with the under 21's. I'm not convinced he's yet ready for a full England call-up. Too much, too soon.
glensider
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03/03/2008 23:22:00

 

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