After Roy Hodgson who is the manager of England naming his 23 man squad with 7 reservists, Jermain Defoe who is a striker at Toronto FC did not feature in the 23 man squad. The Toronto FC striker was mentioned among the 7 reservist player in the Roy Hodgson’s squad.
Defoe has a total of 55 caps for his country England and now plays in the major League Soccer. The international star left the Barclays Premier League’s Tottenham Hotspurs in January to join Toronto FC.
Defoe said that due to his performance and a number of times he has played for his country, he deserved to travel to South America this coming summer. The 31 years old star said that it will be hard for him to be contented with the decision made by England through Roy Hodgson.
He during an interview said that if he was nursing an injury it could be another story which could be understood. He said that he could not have complained since he could be out of the squad for a genuine reason.
He said that he can’t just understand what could have happened since he didn’t expect this at all. Defoe further said that he has not to prove to Roy Hodgson that he in deed was to be in the 23 man squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
He said that throughout his football career at England, he has proven always to be the best through working hard. Defoe had a total of 10 goals when he was playing for Tottenham Hotspur in The Premier League.
This shows that he was in deed that player who played on regular basis. It is due to this reasons that Defoe is not happy especially missing the world cup now for the second time.
Defoe adds that it is very painful when you having been featured in the previous squad only to be left in the 2014 FIFA World Cup one.