Aston Villa star Ashley Young is aiming to take Wayne Rooney’s spot in England’s starting XI.
Young replaced Rooney at half-time of the midweek friendly against Denmark and played a starring role as England came from behind to beat the hosts, with the Aston Villa man netting the winner.
And the 25-year-old has now set his sights on permanently replacing Rooney up front despite normally being considered a winger by both club and country.
Young said: “Of course he's not going to be easy to get out of the team.
“He is an excellent player, a world-class player. He is one of those players you look up to and admire. Whenever he pulls on an England shirt he has been fantastic.
“You will have to ask the manager whether I can put pressure on him.
“I have just got to keep concentrating on myself, that's the main thing for me, to get myself in another squad and keep improving.”
He added: "I was a striker all the time when I was younger, even at Watford.
“I am delighted to be playing there again. I have loved every minute. It gives me more freedom to go and get the ball and join in.
“Hopefully I will continue playing there at club level and impress the England manager.”