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Tottenham's Crouch insists he will not quit England

Tottenham striker Peter Crouch has dismissed claims that he is set to quit the England national team.

Rumours emerged that the 30-year old had become fed up with the treatment from Fabio Capello who continues to leave him out on matchday despite him scoring 22 goals in 42 appearances for the Three Lions.

But Crouch said today that he has no intention of walking away from representing his beloved England.

"Yeah, of course. I would never give up playing for my country at any stage. It's an honour," he said.

And he added on BBC Sport: "I was disappointed, but I've got a long summer now to think about things and hopefully come back with a new attitude.

"I feel that whenever I've played for England, I've done well, so I felt maybe I've been slightly unfairly treated.

"Playing for England is the pinnacle of any player's career and I absolutely love doing it. If I get a minute on the pitch (for England) that's great, if I get 90 that's a lot better."

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Andrew Slevison
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