Danny Welbeck has signalled his intention to replace Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney in England's Euro 2012 team.
Rooney will miss the opening two games of the competition through suspension with no clear indication of who will replace him.
There is still uncertainty over who will be in charge of the team following Fabio Capello's resignation in February, with Stuart Pearce currently in temporary control.
Welbeck has won four England caps but is yet to score for his country after making his debut against Ghana last year.
The 21-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Sunderland, has netted 11 times for the Red Devils this season and is determined to make the national squad this summer.
He told the Daily Express: "That is where I want to be. Going to the Euros and starting for England would be a massive boost for me.
"I will just try to do my best for United between now and the end of the season."
Speculation has linked Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp with the vacant position of England since Capello's departure.
But the Football Association has still not given much indication over who will be the Italian's successor.
But Welbeck has praised Capello for his tenure and believes he owes the 65-year-old a significant amount of gratitude.
He said: "For Fabio to give us the call-up and our senior debuts we can never thank him enough.
"We played under Stuart Pearce for a while (with the Under-21s). He is a good manager and we know the benefits of playing under him.
"It is not for us to decide who is the manager. We will take it as it comes and do our best to make the plane."