Michael Owen eager to represent England again
London: Michael Owen has revealed his desire to return to the England setup and feels it is still a possibility if he can rediscover his form of old.
The Stoke City forward, who joined the club as a free agent in September after being released by Manchester United, has made just two appearances for the Potters as he continues his rehabilitation from the injuries which curtailed his first-team exposure last season.
However, in spite of his lack of recent match practice, Owen, who has scored 40 goals for the Three Lions, believes he can still perform at international level.
He told BBC Sport: “Some people think I`ve retired from football full stop. No, I`d never [retire from international football] really.
"I have to perform well for my club and if I do that there might be an outside chance of getting back. I don`t go to bed thinking of playing for England again. It would be a bonus, but I need to get back on the pitch and rediscover my goalscoring touch.
"It ain`t easy playing for England. The pressure, the time away from families, tournaments. You`re sat in your hotel room staring at four white walls. It`s a long stint and mentally draining.
"It`s a very intense feeling playing for your country. I don`t think people express themselves as well as they do at club level. At that level you feel loved, the fans are on side, you`re playing week-in, week-out. There`s certainly a bit of fear."
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