Ricky van Wolfswinkel admits he agreed to sign for Norwich City with next year's World Cup in mind.

The former Sporting Lisbon striker admits moving to a bigger club would've put his Holland place in jeopardy.

"For me only one thing counts: I win playing time with a good club," explained Van Wolfswinkel.

"All the interest of the big clubs in Europe is fun, but such a step makes little sense if you then end up on the bench. The World Cup in Brazil is a year away and the coach is clear in his selection.

"You have to play with your club and perform weekly. A goal that I have set myself."