Adam Hails Crouch Longevity


Charlie Adam says he can see no reason why Stoke team-mate Peter Crouch cannot carry on playing in the top flight until he is 40.

Crouch netted his third goal of the season to seal a 2-1 victory for the Potters against Southampton on Saturday, the 36-year-old once again proving his worth to Mark Hughes' team. Having started last season on the bench, the English striker slowly worked his way into Hughes' line-up and ended the campaign with 10 goals from 30 appearances. Despite being in the latter stages of his career, Crouch shows no signs of slowing down and Adam says there is still plenty of life left in the frontman's long legs. "Peter Crouch will be playing in the Premier League until he is 40," Adam told BBC Radio 5 live. "He's never been that lightening quick, but he's a good character, he'll score goals, and he'll give you that something different. "The amount of times when I have played off the front with him, I use to get so many knockdowns, and that's his awareness. If you use Crouchy to your advantage for the knockdowns or getting people round him, he causes so many problems. "He's 36 and he's still got that burning desire to play," Adam added.


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