Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor has admitted the last year has been the best of his fledgling career.
The 22-year-old forward has become an automatic choice for the Midlands club and won his first full England cap in the November friendly with Germany.
Agbonlahor is Villa's ten-goal top-scorer this season and the Birmingham-born youngster has admitted it will be difficult to better his 2008 achievements in the coming 12 months.
"It's been a really good year for me, probably the best year of my life," he told the Birmingham Mail.
"I'm still buzzing. As an English person it gives me loads of pride to play for my country and to get that first cap under my belt. Hopefully, I'll get a lot more in the future.
"I think having to wait so long has made it even better. Because I was there and then I got injured and you just want to get on the pitch, so to start in a big game against Germany was a dream.
"The cap's not come through yet, but the shirt has been framed and I've given that to my dad. It was a big thing for my dad because when I had to choose which country to play for I chose England (ahead of Nigeria).
"So to come through now and get the start shows that I made the right choice - and me and my dad couldn't be happier."