West Ham forward Andy Carroll discusses England aspirations

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The 26-year-old has admitted that he wants to be in Roy Hodgson's squad.

Andy Carroll has conceded that he would love to be in Roy Hodgson's squad for the European Championships next summer, but stressed that he is solely focused on doing well for West Ham for the time-being, Sky Sports reports.

The 26-year-old has been out of the international fold for some time now. But with the Hammers doing well in the Premier League, and with a major tournament just around the corner, Carroll hinted that he wants to feature for the Three Lions again. However, he reiterated that he is simply concentrating on his performances at the Boleyn Ground currently.

"I'd love to be back in the England squad, I'd love to be at the Euros at the end of the season," he said.

"But I think the main focus at the minute is West Ham. Getting fit, staying fit, scoring goals and pushing West Ham up the League."

With Daniel Sturridge and Danny Welbeck running out of opportunities to prove their fitness, there is arguably a chance that Hodgson will be looking at other options to include in his squad for France.

Carroll certainly has a lot of work to do however. His only goal of the campaign came in the victory over Chelsea back in October.

Meanwhile, Jamie Vardy continues to impress, and continues to make it impossible for Hodgson to deny him a place in the squad among the more established members of the side. 

And off the back of two goalless draws for West Ham, Carroll will know that he is swiftly running out of time himself to prove to the England boss that he deserves to be there also. 

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