England newcomer Leon Osman believes Everton's form was key to his call up
Leon Osman says Everton's great start to the season has probably helped him earn his first call up to the England squad.
Last Updated: 12/11/12 8:51pm
The 31-year-old could collect his first cap against Sweden on Wednesday and Osman believes his club's current form has helped in his selection.
Osman said: "The good form I've shown for Everton has been recognised. I am feeling good at the minute.
"We're playing the best football we've played as a club for a good number of years.
"To find ourselves fourth in the league is brilliant and this has probably played a big part."
Osman said he had never given up hope of being part of an England squad, adding that he has always been a late developer.
He went on: "It's strange but I'm enjoying it. I've developed late. I only became a first team regular at 23.
"I've done everything late so it doesn't surprise me."