Holt not thinking about England
City skipper says he is already playing at the highest level
By Razwan Mirza. Last Updated: May 13, 2012 7:21pm
Grant Holt: Collected the Player of the Year award after win over Aston Villa
Norwich City captain Grant Holt insists he is not thinking about a potential call-up for Euro 2012 with England this summer.
New Three Lions manager Roy Hodgson will pick his 23-man squad for the tournament in Poland and Ukraine on Wednesday.
The 31-year-old forward is adamant that he is plying his trade in the best league in the world and is ready to be given the opportunity at international level.
Holt, who has now delivered goals at every level of the game, was asked whether he feels ready to step up to the international stage with a potential England call-up for the European Championship.
And he told Sky Sports: "I don't think it's the next level. I don't think there is any better level than the Premier League.
"Week in, week out, we're playing the best teams and against centre-halves who play for their country and I've done it this year and I'm ready for the opportunity.
"If it comes - then great, if it doesn't - then I'll bite my lip and keep what I'm doing and see what happens next year.
"We'll see what happens next week. He (Hodgson) will pick the players and he will pick who he wants to and if I'm in the squad then great, but if I'm not then good luck to the lads who are in there."
Regarding the victory against Aston Villa, he said: "I thought we were fantastic from the off. We moved the ball well and moved them around to be fair and it could have been a lot more.
"We played with the same desire all season and we're absolutely delighted."
And asked what he thought about collecting the Player of the Year award after the game, he added: "I thought big John (Ruddy) to be fair. He's been fantastic for us and I wasn't even expecting it.
"I was just waiting for him to get it but I'll take it and that gives me the hat-trick now, so I'm obviously doing something right."