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Watch: Former England striker slates Wales World Cup squad

16 Nov 2022 1 minute read
Former England striker Gabby Agbonlahor on talkSport Breakfast. Photo via Twitter

Former England striker Gabby Agbonlahor has slated the Welsh squad ahead of the start of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, which kicks off at the weekend.

Appearing on talkSPORT Breakfast, Agbonlahor, who was capped three times by England and scored 76 goals in 341 appearances for Aston Villa, made the bold claim that not a single Welsh player “would get anywhere near” England’s best available 30.

To the astonishment of former Wales front-man Dean Saunders who was also on the show,  Agbonlahor added that he would select Brentford striker Ivan Toney and West Ham’s Jarrod Bowen ahead of Welsh icon Gareth Bale.

When pressed about Spurs star Ben Davies, Agbonlahor said “who” before declaring he would pick Manchester United’s Harry Maguire ahead of Wales’ defensive lynchpin.

Wales, who are making their first appearance in a World Cup Finals since 1958 will take on England in their final group game at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Al Ryyan Qatar on 29 December.


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Owain Morgan
Owain Morgan
13 days ago

Anyone would think these English retirees were worried, and they should be. The England football team are playing badly right now 😂

Keith Jones
Keith Jones
13 days ago
Reply to  Owain Morgan

Any one of the Welsh squad has more heart than all the England team put together.

Ieuan Evans
Ieuan Evans
13 days ago

Who is he?

Gill Jones
Gill Jones
13 days ago
Reply to  Ieuan Evans

Never heard of him. Sums it all up.

Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow
Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow
13 days ago
Reply to  Ieuan Evans

Apparently he had three caps. So … um … who?

Leigh Richards
Leigh Richards
13 days ago
Reply to  Ieuan Evans

Type ‘laughing gas Agbonlahor’ into google (is about all he’s ‘famous’ for.

David
David
13 days ago
Reply to  Ieuan Evans

3 caps & ZERO goals

David
David
13 days ago
Reply to  David

For 3 caps, total time on pitch 217 minutes.

Ivor Schilling
Ivor Schilling
13 days ago

Our victory over them will now be all the sweeter. Thank you for that.

Marc
Marc
13 days ago

England can’t let their football do the talking so wheel in has beens like this clown

John
John
13 days ago

Fortunately football matches are not played on paper. As former Wales international Fred Keenor famously said before a Wales v Scotland game “there’s eleven of them, and there’s eleven of us – there’s one ball and it is ours.”

Leigh Richards
Leigh Richards
13 days ago

Thank you Agbonlahor 👏 youre doing Rob Page’s pre match pep talk before the england game for him 😉. For the record he’s loathed by a lot of villa fans after he was pictured going on a ‘booze and laughing gas binge’ just after aston villa had got relegated

Windy
Windy
13 days ago

They seem to forget the fact that the population of England is vastly more than the majority of nations they play and the amount of money that they invest in their sports is the kind other nations could only dream of, don’t they realise in real terms their teams greatly underperform, and how their so called national sport seems to alter to whatever sport they do well in.
I wonder how they would look if all sports were rated on a handicap system rated on population and money invested

David Charles pearn
David Charles pearn
13 days ago
Reply to  Windy

The money they blow on trying to be the best in the world ie football rugby union rugby league cricket etc etc must be galling imagine being beaten by new Zealand South Africa constantly/ Germany Brazil Italy Iceland it’s quite below average to be honest what England have achieved over the last 100 years.

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
13 days ago

We get this every tournament how England are the favourites to win only to have egg on their faces. Some English football pundits are obnoxious trolls and they do the true English football fan a disservice. But I look forward when Wales proves all the doubters wrong and like in the Euros stun the football world. Come on Cymru. Make us all proud!

#CymruAmByth 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Quornby
Quornby
12 days ago

Mmmm funny guy. How amusing.

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