West Ham striker Dean Ashton admits his new slimline physique is down to a heart-to-heart with England manager Fabio Capello.
"But I've gone away and worked hard this summer. I've adjusted my diet and lost a bit of weight - exactly how much is for me to know. I feel good for it. Pizza will always be my favourite food but it's a case of not eating it all the time."
The West Ham striker played 45 minutes in Trinidad, missing a good chance in that time. It did not convince Capello he is the answer to England's problems up front.
"I'm not going to lie, I was nervous,' said Ashton. 'In my eyes, playing for your country is a big deal. I just feel I want more chances to show everyone I am good enough."