Mark Noble believes he is playing the best football of his career and would love to force his way into Roy Hodgson's England squad.
The 26-year-old West Ham midfielder enjoyed another impressive display at Upton Park on Saturday when the east Londoners beat Southampton 3-1.
And Noble said: "I think I am playing the best football of my career right now as far as my all-round game is concerned - winning back the ball and starting us off to play.
"I have probably played as well as I ever have in 90 per cent of the games so far this season but when you are losing it doesn't show.
"To be picked for my country is my ultimate goal, as it should be with any English player.
"The subject has come up a few times before and people have said when an international squad is about to be announced, 'you've definitely got a chance', but it hasn't happened.
"All I can do, though, is go out there every week and in training and try my hardest.
"Roy Hodgson hasn't spoken to me but I will carry on enjoying what I do, working hard for the team and all being well one day I will get my chance."