Peter Crouch insists he had no complaints about playing second fiddle to Andy Carroll for England against France.
Tottenham striker Crouch came off the bench late on to replace the injured Steven Gerrard to score England's consolation in the 2-1 defeat at Wembley.
Crouch was relegated to a substitute role on the night, with England coach Fabio Capello handing a debut to Newcastle forward Carroll so that he could cast an eye over the new boy.
Crouch grabbed his 22nd goal for his country in just 42 games and the former Liverpool man had no problems with Capello's team selection.
"The manager was looking at other things and obviously knows what I can do," said Crouch.
"I've been around the set-up for a while now.
"Pleasing to make the impact; obviously just disappointed with the result.
"I thought France in the first half played some great stuff to be honest and we had a little bit of a comeback at the end.
"Maybe if the game had gone on a little bit more, we'd have had a different result."
ImpactCrouch was happy to make an impact when coming off the bench as he scored with his only second touch when hooking home from Ashley Young's corner.
"It was quite quick to get the goal and obviously I'm very pleased," added Crouch.
"When you're on the bench, you hope for a chance and hope you can make an impact when that comes and, thankfully, I did that."