David James insists he has not given up hope of being England's No.1 for this summer's World Cup.
The Portsmouth goalkeeper had to make do with watching from the bench for England's friendly win over Egypt on Wednesday.
Fabio Capello opted for Robert Green ahead of James or Joe Hart, and the West Ham shot-stopper now looks to be in pole position for the jersey in South Africa.
But James insists nothing is certain just yet.
"There is no indication on what is happening," he told Sky Sports News.
"That is the beauty of the set-up, you wait until the last minute and if the side is successful there is no argument, but I just have to put myself in the position to get picked."
James also refuses to get too downbeat about Portsmouth's situation, even though they look set to be docked nine points, leaving them well adrift at the bottom.
"There are so many people who are pessimistic, as long as we have a chance in the Premier League [then we won't give up]," he added. "People see it is a foregone conclusion, but I don't see it like that.
"The situation at Portsmouth has generated all sorts of questions, and we can't answer them all."