Aston Villa striker Darren Bent has said that he believes Gabriel Agbonlahor can be a regular player for the England national team. He has also said that the speculation that he does not get along well with the players at the club is untrue.
Gabriel Agbonlahor came through the ranks at Aston Villa and was extremely prominent in the Premier league during the Martin O’Neill era. However, he has not been in the best of form in recent times, which led to his omission from the England squad for the Euro 2012. At one stage, he was spoken of in the same breath as Wayne Rooney, but his alarming decline in the international quarters has now been dismissed by his teammate Darren Bent.
The former Tottenham striker has said that it will be only a matter of time before Gabriel Agbonlahor rediscovers his scoring form that made him a great striker. England have been eliminated from the Euro 2012 at the quarter-final stage, which has proved to be a major obstacle for the team in the last two decades. However, it is thought that Roy Hodgson would be choosing a very young squad for the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying race that will start in September.
“He’s cool, all the lads get on with Gabby. I’d like to think me and Gabby could be picked for the same England squad again. When you’ve got that much pace and that explosiveness he’s always going to have problems with his hamstrings. If he can get over that there’s no reason why he can’t force himself in. At the start of last season his performances were fantastic. I know he maybe didn’t get the goals he would have liked in the second half of the season but it’s hard when you have injuries here and there,” said Bent.