Darren Bent will be taking nothing for granted as he attempts to earn a place in England's squad for next summer's European Championship.
The Aston Villa striker is considered to be virtually guaranteed of a place in Fabio Capello's 23-man squad, having become a regular for the Three Lions since missing out on the 2010 World Cup.
His consistency at club level has helped to force him into the fold and he has settled quickly on the international stage.
An untimely injury could see him miss Euro 2012, but he appears certain to make the trip - especially as Wayne Rooney is set to sit out the majority, if not all, of the group stage.
Bent, though, has seen his international dreams shattered in the past and knows he cannot afford to relax.
"The last two World Cups I have missed the cut and we didn't qualify for the last Europeans, so I'm not taking anything for granted," Bent told Sky Sports News HD.
"Until I get the phone call and he says I'm going on the plane, even then I will probably think something could go wrong. Until I am actually sat on the plane on the way to Poland, then I will relax and be over the moon."
Bent can consider Capello to be one of his most high-profile supporters, with the Italian having helped to convince the former Sunderland man to head for Villa Park in January.
"When I moved to Villa, he said what he said, but I'm enjoying my football at Villa and long may it continue," added the 27-year-old.
"It was a strange one at the time but ever since I have come to Villa, and every game since the World Cup, when I have been fit he has started me in the game."