Football

Rickie Lambert ready to fight for England place

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

Rickie Lambert's rise from a lower league player to England star is nothing short of remarkable, but can he keep his place in the national team?

The Southampton striker has been prolific throughout his career, consistently proving his doubters wrong when moving up through the divisions.

Many doubted he'd have the credentials to lead the line for Southampton upon their promotion back to the Premier League, but 15 goals last season proved to everybody he could cut it on the biggest stage in club football. 

To quote a famous saying... "the goals don't get any smaller". That really is the case with Lambert - he's a striker that just knows how to score goals. No matter what level that may be at, his movement and understanding of the game, accompanied with his talent, mean that a goal is never far away for the Saints striker.

Rickie Lambert's mum, Maureen, spoke of her delight that her son had made it all the way to the top.

She said: “The last couple of weekends [we have been] going up and down to Wembley, it’s been really good.

"It was brilliant watching him score the other day – we all saw him after the game, about six or seven mates and his wife all went – so we were all in the player’s lounge at the end."

Such is Lambert's down to earth and likeable persona, the former beetroot picker deserves the chance to keep his place in the team.

Despite losing his 100% goalscoring record in an England shirt after the 0-0 draw with Ukraine, two goals in three games is still a great return on the international scene.

Unfortunately for Lambert, England's next game in October should see the return of other England strikers to the fold. 

Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge and the suspended Danny Welbeck should all be in contention for a starting berth in the next international, leaving Lambert left in limbo over where he stands.

"I understand that there will be more competition," Lambert said.

"Obviously I understood that the chances of me playing in Ukraine if everyone was available were very slim anyway.

"But we want Wayne, Daniel and Andy Carroll in here as well. They are great players. All I can try to do is give them another option, trying to impress and hopefully I can do that.

"It has been an exciting few weeks for me and I hope it is going to continue."

Should Rickie Lambert start in England's next international? Let us know here at GMS what you think...

Write for GiveMeSport! Sign-up to the GMS Writing Academy here: http://gms.to/130seMa

DISCLAIMER: This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
England Football
Southampton
Football
Rickie Lambert
World Cup

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again