Tottenham striker Defoe: England squad not over-the-hill

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe insists England's squad is not over-the-hill.

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe insists England's squad is not over-the-hill.

The likes of Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and John Terry will all be well into their 30s by the time the finals in Brazil come around.

Many have called on England boss Fabio Capello to overhaul his squad and dump some of his older, bigger names, but Defoe does not necessarily see them all missing out on the chance of featuring at another World Cup.

"I am sure the players will look at it and think in four years they are not getting any younger," he told Sky Sports News.

"But if you look after your body and keep yourself fit I don't see why they can't play in the next World Cup."

Although Defoe does not see the current squad breaking up, he did tip Adam Johnson to break into the squad after being part of the pre-World Cup selection.

"Johnno in training was brilliant and watching him at Man City I thought he made the difference - he is a great player and great skill," he said.

 
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