Manchester United striker Michael Owen has refused to give up on his international career.
The injury-plagued forward won his last England cap over two years ago, and a chance of a return to the fold looks unlikely with coach Fabio Capello looking for young blood following the World Cup flop.
However, at the age of 30, Owen still has hopes of representing his country once again.
And during a question and answer session with pupils at a Manchester school, he said: “I’ve got 90 caps so far. I played for England for many years, starting when I was 18.
“I played basically right the way through until about two years ago, which was my last game. So hopefully I will play for them again one day, you never know.”
The former Liverpool, Newcastle and Real Madrid player went on to insist there should be no more concerns about his fitness.
He continued: “I’ve had my fair share (of injuries) but also had plenty of games. When I look back and see the amount of matches I have played at club level, international level, I do not feel harshly treated by too many injuries.
“I get in about 9am. I do all my preparation work for training for 45 minutes. I see the physio and we make sure everything is in the right place and moving right. Then we start all together at 9.45.”