Lennon eyes England recall

15 March 2009 10:18
Aaron Lennon is hoping his recent return to form will help to rekindle his international dreams.[LNB] The Tottenham youngster has been back to his fleet-footed best of late, helping Spurs to edge away from the Premier League relegation battle.[LNB]His ability has never been in question, while his electric pace is a useful weapon at any level.[LNB]However, he has been unable to maintain a consistent level of performance over the course of the past couple of seasons and has drifted in and out of both the Tottenham and England set-up.[LNB]He has also seen Theo Walcott and Shaun Wright-Phillips and Ashley Young overtake him in the race to become David Beckham's long-term successor on the right wing for the Three Lions.[LNB]But, he believes he is still capable of forcing his way into Fabio Capello's plans for the upcoming 2010 World Cup qualifiers.[LNB]"When did I last play for England? I can't really remember, a good while ago, maybe the Andorra game in Spain when it ended 3-0," Lennon told the News of the World on his last international outing back in March 2007.[LNB]"Hopefully I will get called up this time. I feel I am coming into my best form.[LNB]Experience"I think I've had a good season, probably my most consistent since I have been at Tottenham.[LNB]"It was a great experience playing in the 2006 World Cup but then I got injuries and my form dropped off.[LNB]"I was in and out of the Spurs side so it's hard to get picked.[LNB]"But now I just want to get into the England squad and try to hold down a place in the team.[LNB]"For the past few years people have spoken about Theo, Shaun Wright-Phillips and myself getting that position on the right. But none of us have done enough to seal it.[LNB]"Now is the time but it's going to be difficult because Beckham is still around.[LNB]"Yes I want Beckham's place but as a young player I am still happy he is in the squad. I realise there are areas of my game I must improve on and, hopefully, by having Becks around I can learn some things from him."[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports