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Newcastle's Owen targets England records

Newcastle United striker Michael Owen is targeting 100 caps for England.

The 28-year-old is 11 caps shy of the century and is nine goals behind Sir Bobby Charlton's record of 49.

"Well obviously it would be a very proud [moment] if I was ever lucky enough to get it [100 caps]," Owen told skysports.com. "The two elements are staying fit and being in good form and if you do them two, then I would be hopeful one day I can get it.

"It sounds nothing - 11 caps to go - but at international level that is either a year-and-a-half or two years so it isn't easy and that puts David's 100 caps and achievement into perspective. He has been fantastic."

Turning his attentions to the goalscoring record, Owen added: "Again it is something that is a long way off, but being on 40, although I wouldn't say it is an easy target, realistically there is a chance if I play regularly over the next two or three years. There is half a chance that I could get close to it.

"It's quite a tough one but maybe achievable.

"They almost interlink [caps and goals] if I can stay fit and stay in the team and play well I might have a chance."

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