Huddlestone earns England call-up


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Tom Huddlestone has earned a call-up to Fabio Capello’s England squad for the friendly against Brazil this month.

Huddlestone is uncapped currently, despite having call-ups to the squad for the friendlies against USA and Trinidad & Tobago in May 2008.

Capello is known to be an admirer of the big man though and Tom will get his chance to impress the Italian in Qatar against the South American outfit.

Jermaine Jenas has also earned a recall, whilst Jermain Defoe and Peter Crouch are also named in the 24 man squad.

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  1. Very happy for Hoddlestone! I know what Spurs fans think, and they’re right, he’s a bit slow, but I’m happy for one of our better ball players!

  2. I hope Capello knows what he is doing. People see Huddlestone as more of a defensive midfielder than an attacking one – due to his manor. However he definately is not a holding midfielder. If Capello is going to play him, he must partner him with Barry – who is clever enough to play any midfield role.

  3. So would Lampard & Hudd work? There would be an even bigger gap. Lampard has only awareness in attack. My point is – who is English and can play with Huddlestone in midfield? Carrick no, Lampard no, Gerrard no, Jenas?

  4. As much as I like Hudd, and I do. I don’t think he is an option for England at this stage. I’m Irish, by the way. Jenas-forget about it.

  5. If you play Hudd and Barry in midfield, there will be enough of a gap to drive a limo through. Barry lacks pace and awareness and the Hudd is not assertive enough. Hudd has bags of ability but lacks mobility. Working with Capello canonly benefit his game.


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