Tottenham midfielder Parker targets England recall

Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker hopes he's playing his way back into the England squad.

Parker, who suffered an Achilles injury playing for England last summer, highlighted his impressive return with a man-of-the-match performance in last week’s stunning 3-0 Europa League triumph over Inter Milan.

He said: “I’d love to be involved again. It’s very much at the forefront of my mind.

“I don’t know what the manager’s plans are but hopefully I can get back in there.

“It was my first big tournament last summer and I feel I did well. It’s something I really want.”

Parker is desperately hoping he’s done enough since his return to the Spurs first team to convince Hodgson to give him a World Cup role.

“When you’ve been out for so long, it can be tough,” he admitted. “Over the last couple of weeks I’ve thought ‘Right, I’m slowly getting there’. I was pleased with the way things went against Inter and can hopefully keep pushing on now.”

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