Exclusive – Crystal Palace ace holding out for England chance

first_imgCrystal Palace defender Scott Dann has told talkSPORT he has not given up hope of winning an England call-up.The centre-back has been in impressive from for the Eagles ever since his arrival at Selhurst Park from Blackburn in January 2014.International recognition has so far eluded the 27-year-old, but he believes he could still earn a chance under Roy Hodgson if he continues to star for Palace.“I’m like anyone else, I would love to play for my country,” he said, speaking to Adrian Durham and Darren Gough on Drivetime.“The only way you get to play for your country is if you are playing well week in, week out for your team and that is what I’ll continue to do. And I will try to keep on improving.“If the honours come in the future, then I will obviously be very happy.“There are a lot of great players in the Premier League but you can only just keep on playing well and it’s down to the England manager who he chooses. You can’t do any more than try your best.”last_img read more

‘Kevin Wimmer has it all’ – All you need to know about Tottenham’s new signing

first_img New Tottenham signing Kevin Wimmer Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed the signing of FC Koln defender Kevin Wimmer on a five-year deal, for an undisclosed fee. talkSPORT’s Transfer Spotlight gives you all the information you need on the 22-year-old…Name: Kevin WimmerDate of Birth: 15 November, 1992Birthplace: Wels, AustriaPosition: Centre-backClub: FC KolnInternational appearances: One (Austria)Did you know:1) The 6ft 2in centre half moved to Germany in 2012 from Austrian side LASK Linz and made 72 appearances for the Bundesliga club.2) Mauricio Pochettino’s first summer signing has made one senior international appearance for Austria, in a 1-1 draw against Bosnia-Herzegovina and is in their squad for the next Euro 2016 qualifier against Russia.3) Wimmer helped FC Koln win promotion to the Bundesliga during his first season in Germany.4) The Austrian’s fine form has been recognised with his international call up, but Wimmer had cemented his place in FC Koln’s starting line up, playing in 32 of their 34 Bundesliga games.What they said: For the national side, he has played exactly the same as I’ve seen him do already in Cologne. On the ball he is very calm, not rushed. He switches in the summer to England. With his young age he still has potential to improve. He has it all.” Austria national coach Marcel Koller.“Kevin is such a good boy. But he should finish the season and if in the summer a club comes in with a fee in the region of €10m, we will find a solution. FC Koln’s director of football, Jörg Schmadtke“He worked very hard. When I came to the club in 2013, Kevin was a bit overweight and I didn’t have the impression he knew what he should be doing. But I had an idea around him. I told him to work on his body, his passing and his defensive heading. He did that. So for me his development is very impressive, even if it’s a bit easier to establish yourself in a bigger league as a defender than as an attacking player.” FC Koln manager, Peter Stoger“Wimmer is calm, intelligent in build-up play, pretty tall but is still raw and has some errors in his game. According to his coach, he isn’t one of those naturally gifted players, but is making up for it with a sublime work ethic. Wimmer doesn’t shine or standout with special abilities but is without significant weaknesses too.” Austrian sports journalist Fabian Zerche“It would be a dream to move to a top club like Tottenham.” Kevin Wimmer, before the move was complete. 1last_img read more