The Arsenal winger is determined not to think about the possibility of sustaining an injury, following a number of high-profile withdrawals from the Three Lions' Euro 2012 squad
National team manager Roy Hodgson has had to deal with a number of high-profile withdrawals, including Frank Lampard, Gareth Barry and, most recently, Gary Cahill.
With the likes of John Terry, Steven Gerrard, Scott Parker, Danny Welbeck and Glen Johnson all suffering scares this week, the 23-year old insists he does not want to dwell on the possibility of being injured.
"We try not to think about these injuries because ever since I had my shoulder operation, if I tend to think about injuries then I'll get injured myself," he told reporters.
"So I think the most important thing is everyone trusts each other and trains well."
Hodgson has reportedly told his squad to spend their final days prior to travelling to the tournament resting at home as he fears for further losses.