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.”