Southampton forward, Jay Rodriguez who was out due to injury for 16 months and is now back and fit again is hoping for a national team return.
Rodriguez scored in Southampton’s Europa league playoff and is looking forward to playing again for England.
But Southampton coach, Ronald Koeman has admonished Roy Hodgson to omit his name from the squad to play San Marino next month.
Rodriguez is however hoping the call up comes sooner than later.
“At the moment I’m just concentrating week by week to get as much match fitness and sharpness as I can and try and take confidence from each game. It’s a case of taking it slowly and hopefully it comes,” he said.
“Of course, it was the highlight of my career to go and represent my country. It’s the best thing for a player to do that.
“There were times in my injury period that were really hard. If you aim high then the sky’s the limit and that is what keeps you going through the tough times.
“There’s no limit on what you can do. To reach the highest possible thing you can in football is a good marker.”