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Former Spurs midfielder eyes England role

Tom Huddlestone looks to establish himself with Hull City

By | 20th August 2013
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New Hull City signing Tom Huddlestone has revealed his hopes of playing for Roy Hodgson’s England side again ahead of next summer’s World Cup. Huddlestone found himself frozen out of Andre Villas Boas’ Tottenham side, but hopes that regular first team football at Hull City can help resurrect his national team career. The midfielder has just four caps for the Three Lions to go along with his plethora of youth team appearances.

“I would love to play for my country again,” Huddlestone revealed, according to the Daily Star. “I know I need to play regularly and consistently well in the Premier League to have a chance of getting an England call-up, so playing well for my club will help my cause.

“When I got back in the Tottenham team last season I played six or seven games for them and the England manager put me back in his squad, which was a huge bonus. So if I can play regularly for Hull, do well and help the team to do well, then I don’t see why it can’t happen again.”

Tottenham replaced Huddlestone with Brazilian signing Paulinho this summer following the midfielder’s sensational performances at this summer’s Confederations Cup. Since then, Spurs have also signed Nacer Chadli, Etienne Capoue, and striker Roberto Soldado, who grabbed the team’s match winning goal against Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Roy Hodgson currently has a wealth of central midfielders to choose from, with youngsters Jack Wilshere and Tom Cleverley making the jump up to the international scene over the past twelve months. Steven Gerrard and Michael Carrick remain constant fixtures in the side, giving Hodgson a wide array of player types and roles to choose from.

Huddlestone came on as a second half substitute during Hull’s 2-0 loss against Chelsea on Sunday.

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