England coach Fabio Capello has assured Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe he is in his plans.
Capello says Defoe will be considered once he starts playing regularly for Spurs.
"Defoe is not at the top either," said Capello.
"I spoke with him. He only played one 90 minutes.
"He needs to play. Now they have games; Champions League, national team, Carling Cup, the other games.
"I hope they will be fit in a really short time."