Many have backed the inclusion of Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph in the squad for World Cup 2014. The England national has been in fine form for his club throughout the season, although it has not translated into three points for Villa most of the time.
After managing to recover their form at just the right stage in the season, Paul Lambert’s men find themselves just outside the top half of the table. Delph demonstrated his importance to the team in the 1-0 win over Chelsea during the weekend. He scored the winner late on by breaking away against the table leaders.
Delph has stated that it is the ambition of every player to be part of the national team squad at the World Cup.
England manager Roy Hodgson is likely to look at a couple of midfield options given that the likes of Michael Carrick and Frank Lampard are coming to the end of their careers. Even though Lampard has been a regular for Chelsea this season, Hodgson may look at the possibility of taking Delph given that the Villa man offers a long-term future to the national team. Delph has revealed that he had struggled with injuries in the past, but good management by lambert has ensured that he remains fit for most of the season.
“It is every player’s ambition to represent their country – but I might be a bit away from that. There seems to be a lot of quality mid?eld players who are above me at the minute. I’ll keep grafting and maybe one day. I had a terrible start [to my Villa career] – some really bad injuries and I struggled to ?nd ?tness. But I have found the right balance and there’s a manager [Paul Lambert] who believes in me,” said the midfielder, who has four goals this season.