Osman maintains England hope

  • By: Graeme Bailey
  • Last Updated: September 17 2012, 9:08 BST

Everton midfielder Leon Osman insists he has not given up on his dream of playing for England, despite now being in his 30s.

Leon Osman: Won't give up on England

Osman has long been tipped to make the senior squad but, despite being a constant presence in Everton's midfield in recent years, has been overlooked.

The 31-year-old, who also qualifies to play for Turkey and Cyprus, says he has not given up on his dream of playing for England.

"I wouldn't say I have accepted getting called up for England is going to elude me," he said.

"As you start to get 30-plus, the chances start to diminish, but, as an English lad, you still keep going for your club and if it ever happens that would be great."