Ameobi eyes World Cup place
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Shola Ameobi is hoping goals for Newcastle can earn him an England call.Shola Ameobi is hoping goals for Newcastle United can give him a chance to impress for England.
The Nigeria-born ace, who is yet to feature in The Premiership due to suspension, is setting lofty targets this season.
Ameobi is hoping to get the nod by Sven Goran Eriksson for friendlies and will use those games to secure a place on the plane to Germany next summer.
"I want to push on and get in the World Cup squad," explained Ameobi. "You have to aim high and that's what I'm doing.
"If I play well this season and bang a few goals in, I'll have a chance of playing in a few friendlies and that's what I'm looking for.
"I really need to show people what I can do. I view this season as a massive one for me. The World Cup's at the end of it and I'm aiming to get there.
"I want to get in that squad and to do that I've got to play well for Newcastle United and score goals. That's my main priority - to score goals."