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Caulker looks to attract Hodgson interest

Nov 22, 2012 3:20 PM GMT

Tottenham defender Steven Caulker believes Thursday's Europa League clash with Lazio is an ideal chance to impress England boss Roy Hodgson.

The 20-year-old marked his full international debut against Sweden on November 14 – after initially being called-up for the friendly against Italy without managing to take to the field – and scored to temporarily give England the lead.

Caulker missed Spurs' next game – the north London derby against Arsenal - with a knock but hopes to again impress Hodgson against Europe's elite, namely Lazio talisman Miroslav Klose.

"Every game in a Spurs shirt is a chance to prove myself at international level," he told the Football Association's official website.

"Lazio have a German striker in Klose so I have a chance to prove myself again and get my place back in the England squad."

Caulker has made steady improvement since his season-long loan spell at Swansea City by breaking into Andre Villas-Boas' first-team squad at White Hart Lane, making 12 appearances this season.