Tottenham midfielder Huddlestone: I need to score more

Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone admits he needs to start scoring more regularly to be assured of an England place.

Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone admits he needs to start scoring more regularly to be assured of an England place.

The fact Spurs are in the Champions League has raised Huddlestone's profile - not all for the good after Twente's Marc Janko accused him of elbowing him in the face in midweek.

But what he really wants people talking about is goals - starting against Aston Villa today at White Hart Lane.

Huddlestone said: "I'd like to chip in with more goals and if I cement my place in the starting XI at Tottenham then it gives me a better chance.

"I just missed out for the World Cup but I've not been involved since.

"I was one of three of the seven who didn't go to South Africa that didn't make the next squad against Hungary. It's always an anxious time waiting for when the England manager is going to announce his squad.

"But with the amount of games we've got I've just got to concentrate on Tottenham and not worry about it. I did well enough in the World Cup training camp and I played 45 minutes in the friendly against Japan.

"But Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard, Michael Carrick and Gareth Barry went before me. Three of those players figure in the Champions League season-in and season-out and that's what cements their place in the England squad.

"So if I can play a lot of games for Spurs this season and we can progress quite far in Europe, then it gives me more ammunition to get into the squad and stay there."

 
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