Manchester United star Shinji Kagawa is aiming to use the international break to impress David Moyes, according to the Manchester Evening News.
The Japanese international has found game-time extremely difficult to come by this season, and has largely been on the periphery of the squad since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson.
The 24-year-old said: “Of course it is important for a player to continue getting games, but there is not much I can do about my situation.
“It is something that I won’t be able to gain unless I am delivering results.
“I can’t change the situation I’m in so to I want to turn it into something positive and do well.
“I want to grow by overcoming such a big wall in front of me.”
There have been numerous cries from fans wishing to see Kagawa given a consistent run in the first-team this season, though Juan Mata’s January arrival has made the notion of it happening even more unrealistic.
When Japan take on New Zealand next Wednesday - Kagawa has been named in the squad - he will be given the perfect platform upon which to show Moyes that he deserves a chance. Here’s to hoping he can take it.