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Lennon targets England return
06 Mar 2009 - 08:05:24
Tottenham Hotspur winger Aaron Lennon has targeted a recall to the England side after hitting top form in recent weeks for Harry Redknapp's side.
The 21-year-old former Leeds United wideman has not featured for the senior side for almost two years, but feels that he is making a case for a recall to Fabio Capello's squad.
He said: "I haven't been there for a while now, I've missed it and if I could get back in then brilliant, but it's about keeping Spurs in the league right now.
"With my all-round performance, I'm playing the best I've ever played and I'm the fittest I've ever been.
"But I'm still only 21 and I think I'm improving, I think there's more to come.
"I've played a lot of games now and I'm starting to read the game a lot better, I know what defenders are trying to do, whereas last year people were doubling up on me and I wasn't too sure."
Spurs boss Redknapp had said after Lennon's two goals in the 4-0 thrashing of Middlesbrough: "Aaron is in fantastic form and you felt something would happen every time he got the ball.
"He's learning the game, he's only a kid. He's got all the equipment. I can see him taking things in, he needs people to work with him and work on his game and he is responding.
"His final ball is still the thing he needs to improve on, but it's certainly getting better."