Stoke city defender Robert Huth has said that striker Peter Crouch should be taken to the Euro 2012 with the England squad. The German defender missed out on the opportunity to play in the Euro 2012 after being left out of the initial 27 man squad selected by Germany manager Joachim Leow.
However, the 27-year-old has said that he wants his teammate Peter Crouch to play at the Euro 2012 because he has shown over the season that he deserves a place. Many have thought that it has been a bad decision by Joachim Leow to leave out Robert Huth in favour of Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker.
Ever since arriving in England, Per Mertesacker has struggled to establish himself in the Arsenal team. Arsene Wenger has often resorted to using Laurent Koscielny and Thomas Vermaelen as his defensive options. However, the former Werder Bremen defender has incredibly made it into the initial 27 man squad, which will then be reduced in the coming weeks. Robert Huth played for Germany in the 2006 World Cup, but has not been part of the subsequent major tournaments. Peter Crouch has also not played for England for the last couple of seasons, but Huth believes that Roy Hodgson should take him.
“I think Peter should definitely go. Whenever we played against Spurs he was awkward to play against. He has good movement, he pulls off you and he can rise above you to score a header. If you asked a few defenders, they will say they wouldn’t like to play against him. Germany have done well in recent tournaments but with France, Holland and Spain, there are some great teams there out there. With England you just don’t know what to expect. Having had a new manager just take over, they could go really well,” said Huth.