Grant Holt believes there will be 'something wrong' if he is not among those England coach Roy Hodgson considers for Euro 2012 duty.
At the age of 31, Holt has been forced to be patient in his efforts to grace the highest levels of the game.
He was offered those opportunities by Norwich in 2011/12 and netted 15 times during an impressive return to the Premier League for the Canaries.
His consistency and keen eye for goal have won him a host of admirers and the experienced frontman hopes his exploits will be taken into account by new national coach Hodgson when he names his European Championship squad on Wednesday.
"The goals I have scored and the performances I have put in, if I am not in with a shout, something is wrong," said Holt.
"He will pick me or he won't, but I won't be far off. I should be in his thoughts with what I have achieved this year."
He added: "A lot of people have pinned me in one way and never seen me play football. People have said I haven't done it at the top level, but there is no bigger or better league than this.
"Every week you are playing against internationals. It baffles me to hear some people's comments, some of them have never seen me play football. I will take their comments and brush them off."
Holt is also of the opinion that Carrow Road colleague John Ruddy is deserving of an England call-up, with the Canaries keeper having put in a number of assured top-flight displays.
"If John churns in performances like he has the last three weeks, there's no one better than him and Joe [Hart]. Without a doubt he should be in that squad," the Norwich skipper added.
"People are talking about Ben Foster. Well, to be fair, he retired from his country so I don't think they should get him back out.
"If you want to play for your country, you shouldn't retire.
"I would give John and the young lads the opportunity to show what they can do."