Paul Robinson has refused to rule out a return to the England side once Fabio Capello steps down as coach.
The Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper raised eyebrows when he announced his retirement from international football shortly after being named in Capello's squad for the friendly against Hungary in August.
The former Leeds and Tottenham shot-stopper was not named in the Italian's World Cup squad and elected to call time on his stint with the Three Lions despite being offered a possible route back into the side.
Robinson will be approaching his 33rd birthday when Capello is due to step down after Euro 2012 and claims he has no regrets having become frustrated at a lack of opportunities.
"It was difficult because as a goalkeeper if you are not in the team or not close to the team you really have got no chance of playing," he said.
"A manager likes to get a number one goalkeeper and settle with him for however long and it's slightly different for an outfield player.
"I thought at the age of 30, 31 years old it was time for me (to retire).
"I have done a lot of travelling with the England team and I was going to be making the numbers up in training as third or fourth choice wondering if something happened to someone else I might get a chance at some point."
Robinson has been in outstanding form for Blackburn recently and admits he is not missing England at all, but may reconsider his stance once Capello leaves after Euro 2012 and look to add to his tally of 41 caps.
"I am reaping the rewards at Blackburn. I am really enjoying my football - I think my form shows that and I am in a good place at the moment," he admitted.
"Never say never, but let's just say I am enjoying retirement."
He added: "I think I have taken the England weight off my shoulders a little bit now.
"I haven't got that 'Am I in, am I out?' a couple of weeks before the squad being announced. I am here and I can focus on being here.
"It was a big decision for me but I think have benefited from it because I have been able to put a lot more time into my training here.
"I can concentrate on my programmes here, get more time with my coaches and Blackburn Rovers are definitely going to benefit from my decision.
"It is important for me to be the best I can for the club and it is important for the club as well. I am in a good place at the moment."