Stoke striker Owen: Players still want to play for England

Stoke City striker Michael Owen insists players still want to play for England.

Stoke City striker Michael Owen insists players still want to play for England.

Owen denied England meant less to players now than in the past and, despite his reservations, was still keen to add to his caps.

He joked: "Some people think I've retired from football full stop.

"I'd never do that, really. But I certainly don't go to bed thinking 'I'm going to be playing for England again'.

"It certainly would be a bonus. It would mean that I would need to get back on the pitch and rediscover my deadly goalscoring touch and everything else."

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