Walker reveals childhood dream to represent England at a tournament

The PFA Young Player of the Year is keen to impress the newly-appointed manager ahead of The Three Lions’ trip to Poland and Ukraine in June to fulfil a long-standing ambition

Tottenham defender Kyle Walker is eager to impress ahead of Roy Hodgson’s England’s squad announcement for Euro 2012.

The PFA Young Player of the Year is thought to be in the running for a call-up, with fellow right-backs Glen Johnson, of Liverpool, and Manchester City’s Micah Richards his competitors for when the names are released on May 16.

And Walker is hoping to cap a season which has seen him rise to prominence, both domestically and internationally, with an impressive performance against Fulham on Sunday.

Walker told reporters: " Obviously, Roy Hodgson watches the Premier League and will be aware of what is going on. Everyone has a chance to be on that plane.

“We all need to prove to him that we can do the business at the Euros."

When asked if it being picked for Euro 2012 really matters, Walker confessed that it has been a dream of his to represent England at a tournament since his childhood.

"It does matter." Walker continued, "I want to represent my country. It is the thing I have been dreaming about since I was a little kid.

"I used to play countless games on the Playstation. I was always England. I wished I was there and, fingers crossed, I will be on that plane.

"I have an important game for Tottenham against Fulham first.

"Hopefully I can cap off a great season and then it will follow on into the summer."