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Reo-Coker won't give up on England

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Aston Villa midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker still harbours ambitions of playing for England at next summer's European Championships.

Despite having not turned out for the full-team, Reo-Coker won 23 caps with the Under-21's and captained the side that lost on penalties to the Netherlands in the semi-finals of the 2007 European Championships.

And now four years on, the Sierra Leone born player hasn't given up on playing for England next summer.

 

“That is something I have never given up on,” said Reo-Coker. “I believe I am good enough to play at that level and it is a matter of being given the opportunity.

“With that situation, you look at Gareth Barry when he was here. He was only given the opportunity because of the fact Frank Lampard was injured.

“You just have to look at the amount of England players that make it into the squad from this club. I haven’t given up hope of being involved.”

The 27-year-old is yet to resolve his own future with Villa and is out of contract at the end of this season.

 

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