Blackburn midfielder David Dunn admits he still holds hope of making the England squad for the World Cup.
The 29-year-old Rovers maestro has one cap to his name so far, when he played for the Three Lions in a friendly game against Portugal in 2002, but is keen to prove himself further on the international stage.
The former England U21 captain has been in fine form for his hometown club so far this season, and with Capello awarding squad places on club form rather than reputation, Dunn feels he still has a chance of going to South Africa.
"I look at the England team now and think, 'Bloody hell I played with all these players! I was the captain'," he said in the Daily Mail.
"I honestly feel that if it hadn't been for the injuries I would have got a lot more caps, but I lost my way a little bit.
"Mr Capello has proved he will pick players who are in good form for their clubs and every English player is thinking if they hit a good run then there's a chance.
"I've had a good start to the season so you never know.
"But I've played for my local team and I've played for England. Growing up, that's all I ever wanted."
The Blackburn-born player is enjoying his current spell with Rovers under manager Sam Allardyce, as the Lancashire side look to progress in the Premier League.
Dunn's second spell at Ewood Park has so far been less controversial than his first, when a fall out with then manager Graeme Souness persuaded him to leave the club.
"Of course I felt a little bitter towards him for a while because I had to leave Blackburn," he added. "It was a massive wrench.
"But we've spoken since and we never stopped speaking. I was 23 and I probably thought I knew more than I did. Looking back, I should have bitten my tongue."