Osman targeting more England caps

Everton's Leon OsmanEverton midfielder Leon Osman is targeting more England caps following his first senior appearance against Sweden.

The 31-year-old enjoyed a solid debut for the Three Lions during the 4-2 friendly defeat away in Stockholm.

He completed the entire 90 minutes of the match and is now setting his sights on becoming a regular in the squad under Roy Hodgson:

“To walk out there and sing the national anthem, and get on was what every kid wants to do and I am still a kid inside so I am delighted with it,” he told SkySports.

“I am delighted to be here and get a cap, it was I really wanted to do but now I have one, I want more.”

Osman was a shock inclusion in the squad, winning his place thanks to injuries to big name stars such as Wayne Rooney and Theo Walcott.

He has been in fine form domestically this season, helping his club rise to a lofty fourth position in the Premier League.

Having only represented his nation at U-16 level previously, it came as quite a surprise that the Wigan-born man was thrust into Hodgson’s squad.

It remains to be seen as to whether it was a one-off or if the Toffee’s player will be called into action during England’s qualification campaign for World Cup 2014.