Phil Jagielka is hoping his own Euro 2012 hopes can be bolstered by Everton finishing the season on a high.
The Toffees are aiming to seal a top-seven finish and know victory over Newcastle on Sunday would confirm that position.
Jagielka is now looking for Everton to sign off in style whilst also aiding his and Leighton Baines's bid to make Roy Hodgson's England squad.
"We're trying. We don't know what the squad is yet and the Euros are just around the corner. It makes it interesting," he told the Liverpool Echo.
"You've got to keep going to the end of the season, not take your foot off the gas and give Roy Hodgson the headache of who's going to go in his squad.
"Hopefully I've played well enough in the last few weeks to at least be in with a shout.
"It's nice to finish at home and it's nice that there's something on the game. I'm sure the fans will be looking forward to it. We still might need some sort of result come Sunday and if that's the case I'm sure the fans will get behind us and we'll send them home quite happy."
Jagielka was pleased with the appointment of former Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson as Three Lions boss.
"I think the appointment is really good. We needed it doing as soon as possible," he added.
"Look at his CV, look at the successes he's had. Okay he didn't have the best of times at Liverpool but one bad experience doesn't make him a bad coach or a bad manager.
"There weren't too many people out there who could have taken the job, but the FA have gone with Roy and time will tell.
"We've not done amazingly well in the championships in the past 40 years or whatever, so hopefully Roy will do as well as he can and the boys can do well for him."