Norwich striker Holt hits out at England snub
The 31-year-old Holt concedes his form this season is not worthy of and England call-up - he has just five goals in all competitions - but nevertheless frustration remains.
"It bugs me," Holt told the Daily Telegraph. "I should have been there in the summer; if not the Euros, I should definitely have had the chance in the two friendlies before.
"It bugs me when a squad is called and I don't hear Rickie Lambert's name mentioned once, not one breath, and he's on form, scoring, similar to what I did last year.
"If I'd been at Arsenal as a kid, and done what I'd done last year for Arsenal, would I have got in the squad? Yes. So what difference does it make if I'm doing it for a so-called 'lesser team' Norwich, banging 18 goals in?
"Why am I not getting a sniff? There was no contact.
"This year, there's no way in the world I'm going to get called up. My goal tally is not good enough, but that was disappointing last year. I was scoring against the top teams, United, Arsenal, Chelsea, and I don't get the nod. It just disheartens me.
"When I then watched the Euros and saw England go out with a whimper, it made it tougher to take. If they'd gone to the semi-finals, it would have been easier to say I should never have been near it.
"I watched that and thought, would I have made that difference?"