David James thinks every member of the England squad gives Fabio Capello a welcome selection headache.
The 39-year-old goalkeeper started on the bench against Ukraine on Saturday but was brought on after Robert Green was sent off early on in the game for a foul on Artem Milevskyi.
Despite being unable to prevent the Three Lions going down 1-0, James made a number of excellent saves and thinks competition within the squad is extremely healthy.
"Do I feel I have given the manager a headache? I think everyone in the squad gives the manager something to think about," he said.
"It is a good strong squad with a very eager group of players. There is a real hunger and determination in the side and a desire to perform by everybody.
"I said beforehand there were no expectations in terms of playing or not. I didn't know who was going to play until literally an hour before the match.
"If I'm not playing, as long as the performance is right, I've got no complaints. In some respects, although I got my chance, I would have preferred not to have played and won."
James's first act after being brought on in Dnipro was to see an Andriy Shevchenko penalty hit the post and go wide, although he feels Robert Green was unlucky to see red.
"Given the circumstances, with Rio the covering defender, you would have hoped Greeny wouldn't have been sent off but he has unfortunately," he added.
"Fortunately I had done my preparations the last few days and was ready for the game when I had to go on.
"I was prepared to go on and you have to be prepared to go on in the first minute. I felt ready although I never had to come off the bench and face a penalty before."