England goalkeeper David James expects to be fully fit for next summer's World Cup.
The 39-year-old missed Saturday's friendly against Brazil because of an ongoing knee problem, which has also seen him given a special training routine which gives him time off on Mondays.
"I'm not concerned about my knee and it will not be a reason why I won't be fit for the World Cup," James told the Daily Mail.
"If the injury was a serious one I'd be looking to rest for a number of weeks and miss a load of games for Portsmouth.
"But I don't need to and that should tell you everything. By managing the situation, I am able to play every week.
"But I missed England squads earlier in the season because I couldn't train the way the manager (Fabio Capello) wanted me to.
"He has a very strict policy.
"If you can't do their training before a game he won't pick you and that's fair enough.
"And I missed the last squad for Brazil because it was considered more sensible to give me a two-week break.
"The same went for a number of the lads. For me, it has proved a good decision because the knee is getting better all the time."
Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms