The left-back admits he thought he had a chance of making Roy Hodgson's squad after the Chelsea defender struggled for games and is ready if called upon at the World CupLuke Shaw has admitted he was surprised to be named in England's provisional World Cup squad ahead of Ashley Cole.
Roy Hodgson opted for the 18-year-old rather than Cole, a move that saw the Chelsea defender - capped 107 times for his country - announce his international retirement.
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"I was very surprised," he told reporters. "With Ashley Cole not playing many games [for Chelsea] I thought I may be in with a chance. But I think he played the last three games in the season and he played incredibly well.
"It made me think that maybe this is not my time, but obviously I saw I was announced in the squad and it was the best feeling in the world.
"I don't really feel pressure. I just focus on my own game. I have come here to help the England team and I will do everything I can.
"I feel ready if Leighton does pick up an injury. I don't think Roy would have picked me if he didn't think that."
Shaw made his England debut in the 1-0 win over Denmark in March when he came on as a second-half substitute for Cole.