Aston Villa ace keen on England return

Downing just recently returned to action after having been sidelined since breaking his foot while playing for Middlesbrough last season.

Downing joined Villa in a £12million deal from Boro in the summer.

He said: “At the moment my main priority is to get into the Villa team and doing well.

“Then hopefully Fabio Capello will pick me again and give me a chance.

“There are several other Villa players likely to be in the squad and this can only be good for me and the team.

“There are a lot of quality players here and if we are doing well as a team that means we are also doing well individually.”

“I’m feeling fit and my foot is fine,” added Downing.

“I’ve had a couple of games over the past week and I’m feeling very good.

“I’m looking forward to the game with Tottenham and hopefully I will be involved as its a good game in which to be playing.

“Being out of the side I’ve been able to observe different things that you wouldn’t be able to see if I was in the side all the time.

“I’m not too bothered where I play. Obviously I’ve played on the left but I’ve also played in other positions.

“Last season, for instance, I played off the front man at Middlesbrough which I really enjoyed.

“I’ve played on the right and the middle so wherever the manager wants to play me there is no problem.”