Michael and Jermaine Jenas will be battling for central midfield places with the likes of Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and Owen Hargreaves. Our own pass-master is happy to be a contender for spot in the England engine room and believes each player has something to bring to the team.
"With the midfielders that we've got, there is not a lot between any of them, it is just different styles for different occasions.
"They are just world class players and I am just happy to be here to train alongside the lads. If I can get in the team it would obviously be a dream come true for me.
"I've had a decent season at Tottenham that must have done my chances no harm. I am peaking at the right time, the squad is as good as I've been involved with over the time I've been in the frame and the spirit is amazing.
"The lads are getting on really well and everyone is just looking forward to it now. It feels right, but it is okay saying that now, we've got to deliver and that is going to be the challenge."
Michael Carrick says forcing his way into England's midfield plans for the World Cup would be a dream conclusion to the campaign for him.