But he insists he will run through brick walls if that is what it takes to secure his place at the tournament.
He admitted: "I'm not at all confident about making South Africa.
"All I can do is keep doing what I'm doing. If I'm given the chance, I'd like to think I'll take it.
"I have to get selected first. I can only do that if my club form is top-notch.
"If we can get the blend right in the England team, whether it be me who comes in, or (Emile) Heskey or (Jermain) Defoe, I think the England strike-force will be very healthy."