Hull skipper Curtis Davies has not ruled out another international call-up eight years after being in Fabio Capello’s first squad.
The 31-year-old defender, yet to appear for his country, has been instrumental in the Tigers’ impressive start back in the Premier League this season.
Davies, the best defender in Europe according to Opta’s statistics earlier this month, is happy to take the plaudits but accepts time is running out if he is to finally realise his England dream.
“There’s not the Rio (Ferdinand)s, there’s not the John Terrys, there’s not the Sol Campbells, Ledley Kings of old so I think the door will be open,” said the former West Brom, Aston Villa and Birmingham centre-half.
“But time is ticking and I’m not sure what direction England are looking.
“Are they looking to maybe bring the younger Englishmen through so they can be ready for the tournament or are they going to pick whoever is good enough whether they’re old or young?
“I remain hopeful, but for me it’s just about doing as well as I can for Hull and anything else is a bonus.”