The England stars future in International football looked in doubt as he returned home from Euro 2012 needing surgery on an long standing Achilles problem.
The surgery would keep Parker out until December.
Since returning to fitness, Parker has started Tottenham Hotspur’s last 13 games and earned himself a place in Roy Hodgson’s current England squad to face San Marino and Montenegro.
“Now I am amongst it again, the fire rumbles in my belly to get to Brazil. I’ve not had many massive injuries in my career, but the ones you do have give you that hunger again” Parker said
“I need to take things one step at a time but, now I’m in the squad, if I get my chance, I need to take it.”
The Tottenham Hotspur star admitted that he believed his chances of playing in another major tournament were over.
“If you ask any player when they have been out for some time, doubts do cross your mind about when you are going to come back.”
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