Norwich star ‘very upset’ at England World Cup omission

Norwich‘s John Ruddy believes that there is not much more he could have done this season to make England’s World Cup squad and that he is “very upset” to have missed out.

The Canaries ace has been one of the few bright spots in a terrible season that ended in relegation for the Carrow Road side, and was one of the names in the mix to travel as part of Roy Hodgson’s goalkeeping set-up to Brazil.

However the Three Lions chief opted to name Ben Foster and Fraser Forster as his back-ups to Joe Hart for the showpiece tournament.

Ruddy was not completely overlooked and will step in if one of the trio is forced to miss the competition through injury after being named on the stand-by list, but he says that he’s very disappointed to not have the chance to add to his one cap this summer:

“Roy called me to break the news, it capped off a pretty awful week for me career-wise,” he told talkSPORT.

“There was an element of anger and disappointment, but I’m generally just very upset that I didn’t make the final team.

“Just to be in and around the England team is an honour, which I’m very lucky to have, and that one cap is something that nobody can take away from me.

“So if that does become my only cap then I’ll cherish it for life, but I’m very hopeful of getting back into the squad for more caps in the future.

“Personally I’ve had a pretty good season, I kept 12 clean sheets just is only one less than Joe Hart, who won the title with Manchester City.

“So in terms of my personal performances this season I don’t think I could have done much more.”