David Moyes has urged Andy Johnson to assert himself more to become an England regular.
Everton's record signing scored 12 goals during his debut season at Goodison Park, but has yet to open his international account.
Johnson will be jostling for a place in the England starting line-up for next week's friendly with Germany, particularly after Wayne Rooney was ruled out through injury.
Moyes believes it could be the ideal opportunity for the striker to impose his game on England coach Steve McClaren.
And the Everton manager also feels Johnson should have more of a swagger due to his goalscoring record in the Premier League.
"If Andy gets called up this week it might be a real chance for him," said Moyes in The Sun.
"His game has improved a lot in the 12 months he has been with us.
"Andy works very hard for the team with his awareness and involvement in build-ups.
"But he must assert himself more. If I'd scored as many Premier League goals as he has, I'd be walking around with my chest out."