UK time is: 23:13:32
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Charles N'Zogbia Looks For England Call Up


Wigan Athletic midfield man Charles N`Zogbia has his eyes set on a place in the England squad for this summers World Cup finals in South Africa, impossible I here you cry, he is after all French, well not for much longer he isn`t, read on.

The 23 year old former Newcastle United player and soon to be former Frenchman is set to be granted English citizenship due to him being resident in the country for the past six years and although he has represented France at under 16 and under 21 level he hasn`t played for the full France side in a competitive match so according to FIFA rules he is eligible, if picked to play for England.

So he is eligible then, but is he good enough?

N`Zogbia`s game has come on so much this season that he looks like a new player, he is full of confidence, he takes on markers and skins them for pace, he goes on mazy runs dribbling past two, three, four or even five opponents with consummate ease on a regular basis, opposing managers have started to assign two defenders to mark him during games but he still gets the better of them and he has been scoring some super goals this season.

His delivery of pass has been of the highest quality and he has six assists so far this season.

He is left footed but he`s played most of the season on the right showing that he is comfortable on either side of the pitch and don`t forget he can fill in at left back, not only is he good enough but he is also highly versatile and would be a fantastic asset to the squad.

So he`s eligible, good enough and versatile enough but would he be willing to play for England, after all he is a Frenchman?

Speaking to the French football magazine France Football N`Zogbia made it clear that he is ready to turn his back on his birth nation for his adoptive country, he says that its his dream to play in the World Cup and if England would give him that chance he`d seize it.

N`Zogbia says: 'I think in France people don't even look at me, even though I played for the U21s for a year-and-a-half'

'The dream of any player is to play at the World Cup. If I get an opportunity (with England) I will seize it, because I only have two weeks to wait until I get my double citizenship.

'There would not be a problem because I know English football very well and I speak the language.'


Well it looks like its all down to you Fabio, go on give the lad a chance.



Bookmark and Share






You can listen to the Latics Speyk podcasts now by clicking on the player here:








Latics Speyk Car Stickers Have Arrived

Vital Wigan are pleased to announce that the Latics Speyk car stickers have arrived anyone who wants one follow the instructions in this link

Latics and Proud

Fancy writing an article about the Latics? Why not get in touch, we are always looking for new contributors, after all we are all Latics fans here and want to get the Latics message to the world, so if you have a favourite match or Latics memory get it jotted down, or whatever you want to say put it into an email and send it to us here at Vital Wigan

To get your article published just click here and we will put it onto the site


Vital Latics - Bringing you the Latics Speyk car stickers and the podcasts

It's easy to join us at Vital Latics to register , simply click the link and enjoy getting involved








Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday February 20 2010

Time: 12:21AM

Your Comments

He'd be good enough in my opinion for either flank
worbo
what a bloody joke! would reither have Lennon, Milner, Walcott, Beckham and loads more! if he isnt good enough for france then why is he good enough for England.
lathamwafc
if he did play then tht would add more money to his transfer fee
wigan-latics
latham, england has no players like him who can cut inside in messi (or n'zogbia, huh) style. that was one of the best decisions of Bobby to put him into the right wing, he never played that position before. he is good enough for france this season, but domenech is a crap. it would be great to see him in the england squad
adequate
exactly what I was thinking wigan-latics. He'll be off this summer and if he plays well in the WC first it'll be worth a couple mil.
thayil
I have always fancied him for the Englabd squad. He is definately good enough.
wigginer
if you aint english ,you aint english ,can`t change your nationality just to suit your career ,daft if you ask me ,happening too often , deco is another example ,
big cockeral
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Archived Articles

List All Vital Latics Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. worbo 110
2. Oscarbon 103
3. Marksparko 88
4. Pauvre Jean 68
5. Jonny_SuffolkLatic 60
6. legolad 58
7. Thorpyness 56
8. Noel Wards Leg 53
9. Lazysid 51
10. scotdave 46

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Wigan 0 - 1 Millwall
Wigan 1 - 0 Leeds Utd
Wigan 2 - 2 Leicester City
Bolton 1 - 1 Wigan
Q.P.R. 1 - 0 Wigan
Wigan 2 - 1 Watford

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
2. Burnley 42 23 14 5 31 83
3. Derby County 42 22 9 11 27 75
4. Q.P.R. 42 21 10 11 15 73
5. Wigan 41 19 10 12 14 67
6. Reading 42 17 13 12 13 64
7. Brighton 42 17 13 12 12 64
8. Ipswich 42 17 13 12 8 64

Breaking League News

Gibbs - Leeds looking to end season on a high
Leeds Utd : 16/04/2014 21:19:00
Holden Appreciates His Support
Bolton : 16/04/2014 21:04:00
LUFC Barnsley v Leeds United - History
Leeds Utd : 16/04/2014 20:36:00
Former loanee a free agent following City exit
Doncaster : 16/04/2014 20:28:00
DRFC Young striker returns to Rovers
Doncaster : 16/04/2014 20:17:00
DRFC Doncaster Rovers v Derby County - History
Doncaster : 16/04/2014 20:10:00
DRFC Hooper in charge of Derby clash
Doncaster : 16/04/2014 20:09:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Will we make the playoffs?
Suggested By:  Greg Dyke
Yes 87%
No 9%