Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe hopes to play his way into England's Euros squad.

Defoe was overlooked by Three Lions boss Fabio Capello when he has named his last two international squads.

But his answer has been to up his training regime and become a virtual recluse with little else on his mind other than football.

And the former West Ham star added: "In the last World Cup season I played a lot of games - and in March you do feel tired.

"That's normal, especially with the intensity of the Premier League. I think if you look after yourself, you will be OK at the end of the season."