Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo may be jostling to outshine the other on the pitch, they haven’t got anything on the King of Twitter aka Peter Crouch for the Stoke City forward’s latest video has reached new heights of virality.
Crouch’s been out of the England setup since 2010, but it still didn’t prevent the 27-year-old from uploading a video of him executing a jaw-dropping shot, presumably in his backyard, with a cheeky caption to boot:
I still haven’t booked any holidays Gareth 👍🏻 pic.twitter.com/sW5CpqhYdu
— Peter Crouch (@petercrouch) June 3, 2018
Crouch of course, didn’t make the cut for Gareth Southgate’s 23-man England squad, but it’s great to see the 6’7 striker’s uproarious sense of humour is intact.
Having made his debut in 2006 for the England senior side, while playing for Premier League giants Liverpool, Crouch went on to represent the Three Lions 42 times, scoring a respectable 22 goals in that span.
His iconic robot goalscoring celebration quickly became the stuff of legend and is still widely talked about to this day, despite it being many years since Crouch pulled on the England jersey.
The towering striker’s last season with Stoke City didn’t go well as the Potters suffered the ignominy of relegation to the Championship.
At 37, Crouch is firmly a bit-part player as he rarely starts matches in a row but still managed to chip in with six league goals in the recently concluded campaign.
England seem to be doing alright without him as they beat Nigeria 2-1 in a warm-up match on the weekend.
Harry Kane and co. will seek to continue their form when they clash with Costa Rica on Thursday night in their final friendly tie before the 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off.
The Three Lions are in Group G, with Tunisia, Belgium and Panama.
They open their campaign on June 18 when they take on Tunisia.