The veteran West Ham United striker told Sky Sports: “Peter Crouch is a fantastic player. The only problem with him is that he looks ungainly.
“Chris Waddle was also a fantastic player and full backs couldn’t get near him but because he walked a bit ungainly, with hunched shoulders, he didn’t look a natural athlete.
“But that goal Crouch scored was magic. If Robbie Fowler had scored it, it would have been all over the newspapers for weeks.
“If Thierry Henry had scored it, it would be goal of the season.
“But Peter Crouch is beginning to win people over. The fans are looking deeper into it.”