Upson's World Cup aim
Defender looks to cement England spot
Last Updated: February 6, 2008 8:56am
Upson: Setting himself targets
Matthew Upson says he has a 'huge hunger' to be part of an England squad which qualifies for the World Cup.
The West Ham United defender has been included in Fabio Capello's squad for the new coach's first game in charge against Switzerland.
The centre-half is tipped to start alongside Rio Ferdinand at Wembley in what would be his first international appearance for over three years.
"I've never been to a major championship," said Upson in The Sun. "I've got a huge hunger to do that.
"If I perform at the level which I know I can, then I want to start putting myself in a position where, hopefully, the England coach will be thinking about picking me.
"Playing for England is a massive target and is the one personal achievement I would love to achieve again.
"I am pleased with my form and how things are going. I am working hard and being as consistent as I can be. I am getting better and working on things I must improve.
"I have some targets that I want to meet and I am working hard to achieve those."