Jermain Defoe has not given up his dream of playing for England at this summer's World Cup.
The 35-year-old came off the bench to rescue a late point for Bournemouth at Watford on Saturday with just his fourth goal of the season.
A serious ankle injury curtailed Defoe's campaign and he has not started a game for the Cherries since December.
Jermain Defoe (r) came off the bench to grab Bournemouth's equaliser in 2-2 draw vs WatfordiPhone transfer software
That saw him omitted from Gareth Southgate's last England squad for the recent friendly double-header against Holland and Italy.
He sealed a Three Lions recall under Southgate last season and kept his place for the World Cup qualifiers late last year.
Now, though, he faces a battle to convince the England boss he is worthy of a place on the plane to Russia - but the veteran is not giving up just yet.
Defoe believes he csn still play for England and is dreaming of World Cup call-up
'I came here (to Bournemouth) as an England player,' said Defoe.
'I worked so hard to get back in the squad and signed here as an England player. I have missed the last three squads because I am not playing.
'I spoke to the manager a few months ago and it's as simple as that - you have got to be playing and scoring goals and see what happens.
'It's not up to me, it's up to