Zamora not thinking of England

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Fulham striker Bobby Zamora is staying calm over his chances of breaking into the England squad.

Striker backed by team-mates for international recognition

Fulham striker Bobby Zamora is staying calm over his chances of breaking into the England squad. Zamora has enjoyed a superb season for the Cottagers, scoring 15 goals in all competitions despite missing several games due to injury. He has terrorised opponents with his power and there is a growing clamour for Fabio Capello to take a look at him before this summer's World Cup. Zamora could be called up for international duty in next week's friendly against Egypt but he is not thinking about the matter too much. The 29-year-old is just pleased to be performing well in a Fulham side that has continued to impress this term and believes his team-mates deserve much of the credit for his good form. Asked about his England prospects, Zamora said: "It would be nice but I'm not looking to that at all. "It's going really well for me but that's purely down to the team who are creating chances for me. "It's nothing to do with the way I've played this season, it's just that now the ball's going into the back of the net."


Zamora may not want to talk up his England chances but Fulham winger Damien Duff believes he deserves to be selected. "He has helped me this year, it's been a pleasure playing with him," said the Irishman. "I've got an understanding with him and, for me, he's one of the best I've played with, so why not? "Collectively we've done well over the past two years so it's great when the lads get a bit of recognition. "When he's on the pitch things can happen, so why not give him a go?"
Duff's sentiments were echoed by Norwegian defender Brede Hangeland, who said: "I watch him more than any other English player, he's a great player. "I have to play against him in training so when I walk out I am happy he's in my team and not the opposition. "He's done really well for us this season, whether that is good enough for England is for other people to decide but I will say he's a great player."

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