Wilfried Zaha desperate for England chance

Wilfried Zaha to Euro 2016

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Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha is desperate to earn a recall to the England squad ahead of the European Championship this summer.

The 23-year-old made his debut for the Three Lions in 2012, but has only made one further appearance since then and played no part during qualifying for Euro 2016.

The former Manchester United player has been a regular for Palace in the Premier League this season, scoring two goals in 25 appearances, and admits he has not given up hope of returning to the international fold.

Zaha said: “It is like a dream playing for England and hopefully I can get back in there. I have not given up.”

The winger believes he can offer something different to Roy Hodgson’s side.

“There are good passers in the England team and there is pace, but I can beat a man which will open up a space for someone else,” he said. “That is what I can add, just more skill really, because I take on people more.”

Zaha admits that he must continue to perform consistently well for Palace if he is to stand any chance of earning a recall to the England set-up.

“Everyone talks about ‘inconsistent Wilf’ so that is my main aim,” he said. “If I manage to get into the England set-up then I will be buzzing.”

England take on Russia, Wales and Slovakia in Group B of Euro 2016 and are 1.91 to win the group and 1.11 to qualify for the last 16.

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