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Stoke winger Pennant admits England regrets

Stoke City winger Jermaine Pennant regrets not breaking into the England squad.

Pennant accepts he should've achieved more earlier in his career.

He told the Daily Star: "The England thing is definitely a regret. I know I would probably have got the opportunity if I'd taken certain paths differently.

"I'm not blaming anyone else - it's only my own fault. It didn't happen but I've had a good career.

"I'm only 30. I've definitely not shut the door on England. Look at Rickie Lambert, he's 31.

"You are representing your country - I understand that. I'm sure past misdemeanours and my reputation have played a part.

"All I can do is do my best. Your reputation can tarnish you with people who don't know you. They can perceive you as a bad person rather than if it's childish and silly things."

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