Zamora cool on England link

  • By: Jamie Casey
  • Last Updated: April 9 2010, 18:55 BST

In-form Fulham striker Bobby Zamora is remaining calm amid hype surrounding his chances of making England's World Cup squad.

Bobby Zamora - impressive haul this season.

The 29-year-old has proved his doubters wrong this season with a 19-goal haul, including eight in the Europa League during the Cottagers' march to the semi-finals.

Zamora was the goal hero again on Thursday night as Fulham earned an impressive 1-0 away win over reigning Bundesliga champions Wolfsburg to set up a last-four meeting with Hamburg.

Fulham fans, who questioned the former West Ham man's ability at the start of the season, have been won over by his exploits and critics alike are now calling for his inclusion in Fabio Capello's squad for South Africa.

However, when questioned on his chances of earning a late call, the uncapped striker calmly told Sky Sports News: "I don't know, you'd have to ask Mr Capello.

"It'd be nice to play in the World Cup," he admitted, before changing the subject to a niggling injury to his ankle.

Zamora said: "It's a bit stiff but that's football, we have so many games you're bound to pick up injuries but we'll scrub up, get a bit of treatment and crack on."

Cottagers boss Roy Hodgson, meanwhile, was equally cool on his player's chances of receiving an international call up from Capello, claiming the decision will simply come down to a matter of opinion.

"Fabio knows all about him, he probably knows Bobby as well as I do - he sees him often enough," Hodgson told Sky Sports News.

"It'll just be a matter of whether he decides he's the man for him or whether he prefers someone else in that position."

Fulham travel to Anfield on Sunday to face Liverpool, who they could yet meet in the Europa League final with the Reds on the other side of the semi-final draw.