Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles says he no longer looks out for the announcements of the England squad because he assumes he'll never be called up.
Over the last three years, Toon fans have at times called for Lascelles to be called up for international duty but have been left disappointed when the squad list is revealed.
At 27, Lascelles concedes there is 'still time' to gain a senior England cap to add to his 12 caps at U21 level and below, but says his focus is fully on Newcastle.
Appearing on The Getting Messi Podcast, he was asked why he thinks he's never been called up.
"Just a matter opinion really," he said. "If there were one season I were to get called up it would have been the first season in the Premier League under Rafa.
"We finished 10th, and I had a really good season personally - scored a few goals, and kept a lot of clean sheets.
"I was new to being a captain but some of the players who got called up at that time who aren't involved in England now, I thought I could have been involved there.
"But it's someone's opinion.
"At the time then, it did kind of get to me - I thought what else can I do? But now I don't even look at the England team sheet because I know I'm not going to get called up.
"All my focus is on Newcastle and just trying to do as well as I can for them.
"I know I've still got to do better myself because the centre-halves playing for England now they are doing very well at the clubs they're at.
"There's a lot of competition but I'm only 27 so there is still time and if it happens, fantastic but if it doesn't then yeah."
Newcastle will be hoping Lascelles makes a full recovery to face Crystal Palace on Friday, from a thigh injury that forced him off at half-time in the game against Chelsea.
United are in desperate need of three points - which would be their first win in the last six games.