Stoke striker Crouch insists Hodgson row just misunderstanding

Stoke City striker Peter Crouch is proud of his England career.

Stoke City striker Peter Crouch is proud of his England career.

Crouch says it was a misunderstanding that prompted Roy Hodgson to say that he was not prepared to be included on a standby list for Euro 2012.

"I was part of the England squad for five years and I don't think I missed a squad," said Crouch.

"If I wasn't going to the Euros I didn't think there was much point in me going to the friendly. It wasn't a case of making myself unavailable, it was just a suggestion.

"Of course, playing for my country is the best thing I have ever done and it will remain to be so."

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