Stoke City manager Tony Pulis was left surprised and upset when he found out that Potters striker Peter Crouch was once again left out of the England squad by manager Roy Hodgson, as reported by The Sun.
Crouch has been on fine form for Stoke this season and at the back end of last term, but having not played for his country for two years now, it may be the end of the 31-year-olds chances of international football.
“I spoke to Peter about it [not getting an England call-up] and said the best thing he can do is keep doing what he is doing,” Pulis told The Sun.
“He’s played exceptionally well last year and he’s started this season on fire.
“He’s been our best player probably over the games we have played and his goal tally is very, very good and we’re very pleased with him.
“We’ve been a bit disappointed that one or two Stoke players over the last two years haven’t got that reputation.
“With Matthew Etherington, I thought at one stage he should have been playing for England, or Ryan, and we’re disappointed that Peter has not been selected.
“But, having said that, the lads are experienced enough and they’re at a good football club that will look after them and supporters that idolise them in lots of respects.”