Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp believes Peter Crouch must warrant a place in England's World Cup squad.
Crouch has an excellent scoring record at international level for the Three Lions, netting 20 goals in just 37 games.
However, while he has a good chance of making Fabio Capello's 23-man list, Crouch is not even first-choice under Redknapp at White Hart Lane.
The tall 29-year-old has lost his place alongside Jermain Defoe in the Spurs team to Roman Pavlyuchenko, who is currently in red-hot form.
But manager Redknapp insists Crouch should make the plane to South Africa.
"Crouch has to go to the World Cup," he said.
"He seems to score every time he plays for England, he leads the line well, holds the ball up and wins every header.
"He gives you something completely different when games are tight.
"You can play long balls to him, he will win headers and other players to get around the second ball and open packed defences.
"I think both he and Jermain Defoe will go to the World Cup."
Crouch has scored just five times in 29 Premier League appearances for Tottenham this season, although 12 of those showings have been off the bench.
Spurs will have one eye on Liverpool's game against Portsmouth on Monday as the race for a top-four finish continues.