Blackburn Rovers captain Ryan Nelsen wants to play for New Zealand at the Olympic Games.
Nelsen has been selected in New Zealand's provisional squad for the football tournament in Beijing in August.
The centre-half's participation would see Nelsen miss the start of the new Premier League season with Rovers.
But the 30-year-old is keen to sample the experience of the Olympics and hopes Blackburn will not object to his involvement.
"Hopefully, we can organise something and make myself available because to go to an Olympics is every sportsman's dream," said Nelsen in the Sunday Mirror. "It is pretty special.
"I think everyone given the chance would want to go to an Olympics and I certainly would want to go.
"It would be awesome just to be among all the other New Zealand athletes and see just how it's done."