• The hit man played pivotal role in the Black Cats staying in Premier League
  • Defoe scored 15 goals in 32 appearances this season in a struggling team
  • Roy Hodgson names 23-man England squad for tournament on Monday 

David Wood for MailOnline

Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe feels he has ‘done everything right’ to earn an England call-up for this summer’s European Championship. 

The 33-year-old scored 15 goals in 32 appearances this season to help the Black Cats retain their Premier League status.

England boss Roy Hodgson names his 23-man squad for the tournament on Monday and Defoe says it would be a dream come true to make the trip. 

Jermain Defoe scored 15 goals in 32 appearances despite Sunderland's battle against relegation

Jermain Defoe scored 15 goals in 32 appearances despite Sunderland’s battle against relegation

‘If I do go it’ll be a dream because it’ll be my third tournament and playing for England is something that I’ve always wanted to do,’ he told BBC Radio 5 live.

‘I’m happy with the way I’ve performed this season I’ve ticked every box and if I don’t go then I can say at least I’ve done everything right. 

Hodgson has delayed the announcement of his squad to take to France until after the final Premier League fixtures this weekend.

The 33-year-old feels he has 'done everything right' to earn an England call-up for Euro 2016

The 33-year-old feels he has ‘done everything right’ to earn an England call-up for Euro 2016

He has already lost Arsenal’s Alex Oxlaide-Chamberlain and Danny Wellbeck to injury, with Manchester United defender Luke Shaw another set to miss out.

Defoe won the last of his caps in November 2013 and has never come to terms with missing out on the 2014 World Cup. 

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce has no doubts about the threat of his veteran striker

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce has no doubts about the threat of his veteran striker

 

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