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Newcastle's Owen convinced he can recapture best form

Owen said: "In terms of picking up injuries, I'm no different to anyone else. Getting injured is part and parcel of football. I've been the luckiest man in the world in my career so far.

"I've played 80 odd times for England at 27. I was probably due a bad one at some point but I'd like to think I've come back just as good as before what was a career-threatening injury.

"It is great to be back in the team and scoring again. It makes all the hard work worthwhile.

"But it is not about me. It is about everyone. I think everyone knows what I am about and I've played many times for England and scored many goals.

"The most important thing is qualifying for Euro 2008."

Owen gives the impression of being tired of being questioned about his injury which occurred in the first minute of the group clash with Sweden in Germany 15 months ago.

But he insisted: "I feel fine. I've played plenty of games already this season. I will play better at times, I will play worse - but at least I'm in a position now to have the option of playing well."

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