will they finally accept he has a role and can do it brilliantly. When we needed an "out" he was always there. Can see this option be so crucial in later stages. Well played Emile !
Quite the opposite. If I were a centre half I wouldn't be excited about bumping heads with Heskey for 90mins. Anyway I digress from my original point which was simply that he displayed his worth. I don't necessarily think he should start but what he should has atleast clarified for doubters is what he offers the team.I bet when all the other teams see Englands team sheet with Heskey on it, they're laughing.
Bent doesn't have the intelligence to read the international game, he's also can't play alongside other strikers.personally think bent should have gone instead of heskey. i'll admit he played well last night, but he just won't score us goals which are whats needed. just look at his 1v1. anyone else (except crouch) would have had the pace to get closer to goal.
saying that, he did very well despite playing next to the lump that was rooney
Really. Well at Liverpool a remember Houllier saying you couldn't split Owen, Heskey & Gerrard over 100 yards. He may have lost a little but Heskey is not slow by any stretch of the imagination. He's extremely mobile for a chunky fellaI think that comment alone negates everything else you've said
Lucio, Puyol, Cannavaro, Samuel, Vidic........all defenders we could be potentially up against in later rounds. I can't think of another English Centre Forward that will be able to match them for strength nor match them in the air above Heskey.he had a good game against a weak USA, defence, I mean any of them play in a top tier league?
And the decent chance he had, just proved he can't score, or finish like a top class striker should, he just blasted it straight at the goalie.