Pogrebnyak targets Euro glory
Fulham striker Pavel Pogrebnyak is desperate to impress at Euro 2012 after missing Euro 2008 through injury.
The frontman was unable to feature for his country four years ago as Russia reached the last-four, where they were beaten by Spain, and the Fulham star is eager to play a big part in Poland and Ukraine. "To miss out was very difficult, but this is my chance to make up for that and it is a real honour to be part of the squad for Euro 2012. I would love to show my strengths on the highest stage and enjoy one of the top international tournaments," he told the club's official magazine Fultime. Pogrebnyak joined Fulham in January from German side Stuttgart and made an immediate impact in England with six goals in 12 games, and the 28-year-old is hoping to replicate his domestic form at Euro 2012. He added: "You have to be on the top of your form from the off. "I don't want to say too much or make promises, because I was in good form in 2008 and unfortunately went on to miss the tournament. "Of course, I would love to be involved in every game, but I'm taking nothing for granted. "What I will say is that, as a squad, we're all really looking forward to getting started and the spirit is good - which is what you want."