Bournemouth striker, Joshua King as expected, missed out from Norway’s final world cup qualifier against Northern Ireland. King sustained a hamstring injury in the match and was withdrawn from the game. He however scored twice in the 8-0 thrashing of San Marino predicted with William hill free bet before sustaining the injury which pierced through his soccer shin guard.
This injury made the Bournemouth striker miss their 1-0 win over Northern Ireland. The 25-year-old have scored five goals in the qualifiers but was not enough for his team to book a place in next year’s world cup in Russia. Coach, Lars Lagerback was not willing to aggravate the injury by not playing him on Sunday since there was no chance of qualifying again.
“I felt my hamstring during the game (on Thursday) and in view of my history, we do not take any chances,” King told NFF TV. “Myself, Lars and the medical team have discussed and agreed that I’m going home to get back (to fitness) as early as possible.”
According to Independent, he has a chance of making Bournemouth squad for their next premier league match against Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday if he can prove his fitness to coach, Eddie Howe.
The 25-year-old former Manchester United academy graduate will be hoping to play against Tottenham, a team that was linked to him in the last summer window.
With his 16 Premier League goals last season, Lagerback believes that a move to a top six team in future will not be a bad one for him.
“He has really good qualities,” Lagerback said. “He’s physically strong, he’s very quick, both with and without the ball, and his finishing technique is really good. Yes, I think he has a fair chance to play in a top-six club.”
King has been a delight to watch and can only improve to attract the bigger clubs in England.