Fulham striker Bobby Zamora accepts he is well down the pecking order for a place in the England squad.
Fulham striker hails striking quality
Fulham striker Bobby Zamora accepts he is well down the pecking order for a place in Fabio Capello's England squad.
The Cottagers forward has enjoyed the most productive season of his career, bagging 15 goals to see calls from some quarters for him to be given a chance to shine on the international stage.
Wayne Rooney, Peter Crouch, Emile Heskey and Jermain Defoe appear to be Capello's preferred quartet, with Carlton Cole and Gabriel Agbonlahor waiting in the wings.
Sunderland striker Darren Bent was given a chance in the friendly against Brazil, meaning Zamora knows the competition is fierce for an unlikely ticket on the plane to South Africa this summer.
Zamora said: "There are so many good English strikers.
"It would be lovely to (go to the World Cup), but there are a lot of good strikers and there are only a few places.
"He (Capello) has got his list and where I am in it I don't know, but at the minute it is not in there."
Zamora's current focus is on helping Fulham overturn their 3-1 first-leg deficit in their Europa League last-16 clash at Craven Cottage on Thursday night.
A sell-out of over 25,000 will cheer the home side on and the forward is ready to deliver in what he admits will be one of the biggest games of his career.
"It would be massive if we went through," admitted Zamora.
"It's a huge game and we want to go further. We want to be at our best and winning that game will push us in the right direction.
"I suppose it is one of the biggest games of my life. There's so much riding on it and we are all desperate to perform."