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Defoe 'Devastated' To Miss Out

Defoe 'Devastated' To Miss Out

Not for the first time, but almost certainly the last, Jermain Defoe has suffered the disappointment of being left out of an England squad heading for a major tournament.

Having made his England debut in 2004 he was not able to make it into the Euro 2004 squad and also missed the 2006 world cup - controversially with the untried, untested and eventually unused Theo Walcott going instead!

We of course did not qualify for Euro 2008.

Finally, at the third attempt, he made it when he went to the 2010 world cup but 2014 was not to be for him though.

Talking to BBC Radio 5 live he said 'it's hard to find words to describe the feeling' when talking about his omission but he said he did 'feel devastated'.

Some feel that his decision to leave Spurs to join MLS side Toronto cost him his England place, I would not subscribe to that as he was not playing regularly for Spurs anyway so I still think he would have missed the cut.

Defoe is arguably the best English striker of his generation, perhaps no arguably about it, but you would think at 31 and playing in the MLS after having won 55 caps and scoring 19 goals his England days are now behind him...

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Writer:Rug
Date:Tuesday May 13 2014
Time: 9:24PM

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