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Teddy still ready for England

Posted on 30 July 2002  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Teddy Sheringham insists he wants to remain part of Sven Goran Eriksson's England plans.

Many pundits expected the 36-year-old to call it a day on the international scene after this summer's World Cup.

But that appears the last thing on our super skipper's mind.

Back in training at Spurs Lodge, Teddy explained: "It's a situation where I enjoy playing for England and you are a long time finished.

"It's not hampering my Tottenham career to go and play with England and as long as the manager keeps on picking me, I will carry on wanting to play. That is still my ambition.

"They are a great group of lads and the pride of playing for England is still there, so I want to continue doing that."

Now capped 51 times, including four substitute appearances in the World Cup, Teddy knows his inclusion in Eriksson's squad for the forthcoming European Championship qualifying campaign is anything but a formality.

He added: "It's all about the start of the season again. If I start off slowly I won't be picked. If I start well, hopefully I will be. There is only one man who knows that situation and that's Sven.

"All I can do is continue to give 100 per cent for Tottenham, play well hopefully and see what happens from there."