Taylor has been called up for the Three Lions’ 2014 World Cup qualification double-header against San Marino and Montenegro after Chelsea’s Gary Cahill picked up an injury.
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"Last season [Capello] didn't come [to see Newcastle] when we had the best defensive record up to Christmas," he told reporters.
"The gaffer went to some event and Capello was there and he said: 'You should come up and see Taylor'. And Capello said: 'I'm all right for midfielders'. That did a lot for my confidence, it was almost back to the feeling I had when we got relegated."
And having captained England at Under-21 level, Taylor is determined to do perform to his capabilities and impress if given the opportunity to win his first full cap.
He added: "I would run through brick walls to play for my country. It would be the proudest moment in my career and if it comes, I would be absolutely delighted, over the moon, call it what you want. I will be there.
"You cannot get any higher than playing for your country."