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Wilson knows he has just 12 games to impress Southgate and save Euro 2020 dream

CALLUM WILSON knows he has  12 games to save his Euro 2020 dream.

The Bournemouth striker’s chances of making Gareth Southgate’s squad were hit by a near four-month Premier League goal drought.

Rashford and Harry Kane major injury doubts for England this summer, Wilson now has fresh belief he can fire his way to the finals.

The hitman, with two goals in his last three Prem matches, said: “I got 14 in the league  last year, I’m on seven now.

“So I’ve got 12 games to get  where I was. I would love to be part of it. It’s not nice to be injured — but there are injuries to players who are usually in the squad. There’s no telling if they will be fit in time.

“As an England  fan, you want to be involved in the big tournaments, especially when they are playing in your home stadium.

“If I perform for Bournemouth and get my goals, then hopefully that will get me into the squad.”

Wilson  faces a fight to retain his Three Lions place  for the March friendlies against Italy and  Denmark, regardless of injuries.

Chelsea star Tammy Abraham has outperformed him this term, while Southampton’s Danny Ings and Everton ace Dominic Calvert-Lewin are breathing down his neck.

Wilson, 27, boasts one goal in a 3-0 friendly win over the USA at  Wembley  from  four caps.

He added: “I’m not silly enough to say I don’t take note of what other strikers are doing. I was totally aware players were scoring that were in the squad — and of English players scoring who weren’t in the squad.

“It was a case of, ‘I need to pull my  finger out’.

“The games come thick and fast and you can get left behind in the scoring charts. It doesn’t look so great if someone has double the amount of goals you have.

“It’s about focusing on myself. It’s a cliche but it has stood me in good stead my whole career.”

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