City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips has expressed his desire to be selected in Fabio Capello’s 23 man World Cup squad after being named in the Italian’s provisional 30 man squad.
The diminutive winger, who missed out on the 2006 tournament, is desperate for the chance to prove his worth on the big stage at this summer’s football showpiece stating it would be a ‘dream come true.’
The winger has had to be content with a place on the City bench over recent weeks but started and scored against West Ham on Sunday, proving he still has something to give for City and England. “To pull on an England shirt on such a big stage would be a real highlight,” says SWP. “Of course, it was a huge disappointment not to go last time. It’s always been an ambition of mine to play in a World Cup.”
But SWP faces a fight to get his plane ticket after team-mate Adam Johnson was also named in the squad, along with Spurs’ Aaron Lennon and Young Player of the Year James Milner.
However, the City starlet knows it is all down to him to get that place. “Whoever eventually goes to the World Cup will hopefully be on fire. I’ve just got to keep my head down and work hard to make it happen.”
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