Stoke striker Crouch explains his Euros snub

Stoke City striker Peter Crouch has explained his England Euros snub over the summer.

Crouch admitted the root of the problem was his refusal to play in pre-tournament friendlies against Norway and Belgium after being left out of Roy Hodgson's 23-man party.

"It wasn't a case of being a standby," said Crouch. "He wanted me to play in one of the friendlies and then go home.

"I'll be honest, I was bitterly disappointed not to be in the squad for the Euros and I think understandably so. We had a conversation but that should remain private between me and the manager."

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