The KC Stadium

Next Game

Hull City v Stoke

Sunday, 24 August 2014, 13:30

Barclays Prem

Britannia Stadium

Last Game

Stoke 0 - 1 A Villa

Saturday, 16 August 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Crouch wishes Walcott well

Peter Crouch has offered his support to Theo Walcott after the Arsenal forward was ruled out of this summer's World Cup.

Last Updated: 08/01/14 at 17:37 Post Comment

Theo Walcott: Ruptured a cruciate ligament against Tottenham

Theo Walcott: Ruptured a cruciate ligament against Tottenham

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

Crouch was part of the England squad for the finals in 2006 when Walcott, at the time a 17-year-old with no Premier League experience, was a shock inclusion.

The Arsenal man did not feature in Germany and was left out altogether four years later for the tournament in South Africa.

And the cruciate damage suffered during Saturday's FA Cup victory over Tottenham means Walcott must wait another four years to play at a World Cup.

Stoke striker Crouch, interviewed by Sky Sports News for the Weekend Warm-Up programme, said: "I'm gutted for Theo.

"He was an absolute banker to go to the World Cup and possibly start. Having experienced World Cups they are the pinnacle, really.

"They're fantastic to be a part of, so obviously I do feel sorry for him and I wish him a speedy recovery.

"Maybe Arsenal have ruled him out completely, but I think he'll have some hope and if he's got a chance he'll be trying, but if he is ruled out obviously it's a bitter blow."

Watch the full Peter Crouch interview on Friday's Weekend Warm-Up from 6pm on Sky Sports News. The programme also includes an extended interview with Manchester United's Michael Carrick and Manchester City's Samir Nasri.

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

es, these stats are right. Rio Ferdinand definitely had a better debut than Fernando.

that man
Top Ten Debutants From Opening Weekend...

I

know it's only one game, and Arsenal have got an amazing midfield as is; but seriously, is Arsene Wenger the only person on Earth who doesn't want Cesc at their club?

Ezy_Rider
Top Ten Debutants From Opening Weekend...

P

S - 'Squeezes [English] out of his mouth like it's an elastic band he's found in his lamb bhuna' - bravo. Marvellous stuff

Ezy_Rider
Football Managers On TV: Paul Lambert

Footer 365

Roy Hodgson says England youngsters should try their luck overseas in future

Roy Hodgson feels future generations of England stars would benefit from going overseas rather than being bit-part players at home.

Transfer news: Jordan Rhodes subject of transfer bid from Hull City

Blackburn boss Gary Bowyer has revealed Hull City have made a bid for the club's prolific striker Jordan Rhodes.

Crystal Palace interested in Chelsea's international head coach Dermot Drummy

Crystal Palace have contacted Chelsea's international head coach Dermot Drummy as they continue to search for a new manager, Sky sources understand.

Mail Box

Man United Fans Clutching At Straws

While the focus is on Liverpool's move for Mario Balotelli, one Man United fan tries to convince the mailbox with nine reasons why Angel Di Maria would prefer them to PSG...

Rojo Is A Better Signing Than Hummels

There's some big talk in the morning mailbox, which claims that Man United were right to sign Marcos Rojo instead of Mats Hummels. Plus, one Gooner's happy Arteta's out...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property