Darren reasons that if observers talk about his game in terms of an England recall, then he must be playing well for Spurs - which is a bonus for both club and player.
He has yet to figure in the reign of Sven Goran Eriksson, but the Swede was in the summer quoted as saying that he would not feel he has had a full deck of cards to deal from until Darren and Kieron Dyer were fully fit and available for selection.
Meanwhile, Darren is collecting the plaudits for his constantly improving displays in the centre of the Spurs midfield and is relieved to be playing without fear of further setbacks.
"It's nice for it to be talked about in that way," said Darren of mentions of England selection. "I've had a difficult eight months and for people to be talking about England again is nice. I'm just happy to be fit. If people want to talk about that it's great.
"It feels okay. Tendonitis is a little sore at times but although I felt it out there it is not too much of a problem. I'm able to play without worrying and that's the main thing. The more I play the stronger I'll get.
"I get more confidence the more I play. I can feel it sometimes but I just have to look after it."
Darren Anderton says that he is playing without worry and is happy to be, once again, linked with England inclusion.