Norwich boss Lambert: Ruddy good enough for England

Norwich City boss Paul Lambert feels John Ruddy can force his way into the England squad. Lambert insists playing for the Canaries is no barrier to international recognition.

Norwich City boss Paul Lambert feels John Ruddy can force his way into the England squad.

Lambert insists playing for the Canaries is no barrier to international recognition.

“No, I don’t think so,” he told edp24.co.uk. “International football is totally different from league football, but if you’re playing well and you’re in the same division as somebody else, you might be looked at. It’s up to somebody else who picks the side and dictates who is going to be selected, but it’s his opinion what he wants to do. England think the three goalkeepers they’ve picked are the right ones, so you can’t argue with that. Whether it’s right or wrong, it’s still their prerogative to pick who they want to pick. But John, from our point of view, has been playing extremely well for us. He’s only young – his time will come.

“John Ruddy has been brilliant for me, that’s evident, everybody sees it. But the game’s about somebody’s opinion. It’s not something I really worry about and if John keeps playing the way he is for me, I hope his time will come.”

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