Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater admits making England's final 23-man squad for Euro 2016 would be the "icing on the cake" in what has been a hugely successful season.
Following his fine run of form with the newly crowned Premier League champions Leicester, the 26-year-old was named in England manager Roy Hodgson's provisional squad for he European Championships in France next month.
Although he would like to go all the way to the competition with the rest of the squad, the midfielder understands the quality of players who are in the Three Lions team.
"The midfield has a lot of quality and the players we are talking about have ridiculous quality. They have played at the top level so I would understand," Drinkwater said.
"If it happens I will understand and I'll work hard again next season and see where it goes. But in the meantime making the final 23 is the next challenge.
"I think that is every player's aim and there are 26 players fighting for 23 places so it's going to be tough.
"I'm just going to train how I usually train and work really hard and if I'm in the 23 I'm in the 23.
"There are games to play and everyone needs to stay fit and I need to keep my fitness, and hopefully I'll be there at the end.
"This season has been a massive positive for me and making the final England squad would be the icing on the cake.
"But even if I don't make the 23, England have got a massive chance of winning the Euros and I'd love to be involved."