Campbell eyes Olympic call
Frontman hoping for call-up for London Games
Last Updated: May 29, 2012 11:58am
Fraizer Campbell: Hoping to receive a Great Britain call-up for Olympics
Sunderland striker Fraizer Campbell says it would be an honour to be selected for the Great Britain squad at this summer's London Olympics.
While there has been some negativity from the home nations outside England at the prospect of a combined side competing at London 2012, the attitude from players has been more positive.
The 24-year-old Campbell could be a contender, with GB boss Stuart Pearce well aware of the forward's talents having coached him at England Under 21 level, and he is excited about the potential opportunity.
"If I get picked to play I would be honoured, because it'll be the first time for years that a GB men's football team has been entered into the Olympics," he told Sunderland's official website.
"It's something that will go down in history and a unique occasion so I would be delighted to be a part of that.
"I don't know what to expect and that's the most exciting thing. It's fresh and new.
"I can't see it being anything other than a great experience, if I am picked.
"A lot of names have been mentioned in connection with the squad, and if they all come down it will be a great team to watch and hopefully play in.
"If I'm not involved I will focus instead on just getting myself ready for coming back in pre-season."