Stoke City's Crouch expects vital partnership with Michael Owen
Stoke City's Crouch says 'double act' with Michael Owen could prove 'sensational' for England
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He refused to rule out a sensational England reunion if Three Lions legend Owen returns to his best at the Britannia.
"If Michael stays fit, he will score. If he's playing regularly for Stoke, and scoring in the Premier League, I don't see why he can't force his way into the England set-up," The Sun quoted Crouch, as saying.
"The future looks bright and, if we're scoring regularly in the Premier League for a successful team, why shouldn't we be considered again?" asked Crouch.
Scoring goals was never a concern for Crouch whenever he teamed up with Owen, 32. They first paired up in England's 3-2 win over Colombia in New York in March 2005, and hit it off instantly. Together, the pair has scored 16 goals in 16 games in tandem for England.
"I made my England debut in that match, up front with Michael, and he scored a hat-trick. I set up a couple and we just clicked straight away," Crouch said.
"The fact we're so different is definitely a strength of ours, it's the old Little and Large act. Whenever I've played with that sort of striker, Jermain Defoe, Kevin Phillips or Michael, it's always gone well," he added. (ANI)