A lot of Norwich players have been left disappointed by their continued international snubs, according to Grant Holt.
The Canaries captain scored his 10th Premier League goal of the season against Manchester United at Carrow Road on Sunday, only for the visitors to grab a stoppage-time winner through Ryan Giggs.
Holt, 30, has more goals to his name than the likes of Fraizer Campbell, Daniel Sturridge and Danny Welbeck, all of whom were included in Stuart Pearce's experimental England squad for the friendly against Holland at Wembley.
Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy was also overlooked in favour of veteran Robert Green, who is in the Championship with West Ham, while playmaker Wes Hoolahan has yet to feature in the Republic of Ireland's plans ahead of Euro 2012.
Holt - who has scored in all four divisions - accepts proving your worth at one of the Premier League's smaller clubs can seem an endless battle.
"Like anyone, the dream is to play for your country, some fulfil it, some don't," said Carlisle-born Holt, who used to work as a tyre fitter while he tried to break into the professional ranks.
"There are a lot of people [in our squad] disappointed.
"You look at Wes Hoolahan, who has not had an Ireland cap for a couple of years and has been one of the best Irish players for a long time; John Ruddy was overlooked, you might say it is a Norwich thing. We are not a big club, so maybe that is what it is.
"The lads will keep doing it for Norwich and then see where it takes them. If they keep working hard, then they will get noticed."