Scott Parker keen to continue England career

The Tottenham midfielder is still hopeful of playing for his country again despite being left out of Roy Hodgson's Three Lions squad to face Brazil at Wembley on Wednesday
Scott Parker believes he will still play for England again despite not donning the Three Lions' shirt since Euro 2012.

The Tottenham midfielder has had an injury plagued season and is only just cementing his place back in the Spurs midfield after aggravating a long-standing Achilles injury at last summer's international showpiece in Poland and Ukraine.

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However, the now fully-fit 32-year-old, who was named as England's 2011 player of the year, has not been selected by Roy Hodgson for Wednesday's friendly with Brazil at Wembley.

"I am proud to represent my country, but I say the same thing every time, it is going to be difficult because in this country we have an abundance of midfield players," Parker told reporters.

Along with captain Steven Gerrard, Hodgson selected Frank Lampard, Tom Cleverley, Jack Wilshere, Leon Osman and Michael Carrick as his central-midfield options, though the latter has since had to withdraw from the squad through injury.

They are very good players," continued Parker, who has been capped 17 times by his country and captained the side during a friendly defeat to the Netherlands in February 2012.

"But I always say to myself, work hard, keep my form, play as well as I can and the rest will take care of itself. I just love to be involved with England."