Konchesky seeks second cap
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Paul Konchesky is hoping to earn his second England cap against Argentina.West Ham's Paul Konchesky is hoping to earn his second England cap when The Three Lions tackle Argentina on Saturday.
The defender has been included by Sven Goran Eriksson with first choice Ashley Cole out through injury and Chelsea's Wayne Bridge still lacking match fitness.
Konchesky earned his first cap while at Charlton in the 3-1 loss to Australia and has earned a recall thanks to his impressive form for The Hammers this season.
The former Addick believes playing in a settled position under Alan Pardew at Upton Park has helped him develop in the role and helped maintain his consistency.
"Obviously I am [delighted to be back]. It's been two years since my last cap. All I've wanted to do was play at international level and hopefully this is my big chance now," said Konchesky.
"I earned a cap against Australia and I thought I could go on from there, but it wasn't to be. But I've kept going at club level and I think I'm doing okay. Obviously I've got another chance this week.
"My move to West Ham has meant a lot to me - just by playing week in and week out. It's built my confidence and it's brought me my chance.
"At Charlton I played at midfield and left back. I'm playing left back at West Ham were I wanted to play and I'm learning my game.
"I'd like to think I've got a chance against Argentina and hopefully show what I can do. If I'm involved then it would be a pleasure for me.
Just being here means a lot to me. They [Argentina] have got some great players, to play against them would be great for me."