Ferdinand targets Euro 2012 place
Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand is hoping that a very difficult year can end in a glory trip to Euro 2012.
Ferdinand could barely have had a more complicated season with side-issues affecting him more than anything he has perhaps done on the pitch.
If I'm playing well, I'd like to think I'm in with a chance.Anton Ferdinand
But despite all of that and the team's difficult position in the Premier League, the brother of Rio - as he seems fated to be known as - is hoping he can spring to international prominence.
The weekend results have left QPR at 9/4 to be relegated this season, while Wolves are 1/1000 to go down, Blackburn Rovers 1/1000 and Bolton Wanderers 4/11.
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Ferdinand said: "I want to be the best I can be. I'd like to have a chance of playing for my country. I played a lot of games for the Under-21s and, if you ask the managers who were there with me, Stuart Pearce and Peter Taylor, they will tell you I never looked out of place, I looked comfortable at international level. It's more of a thinking game and I thrive like that.
"If I'm playing well, I'd like to think I'm in with a chance because I believe I'm good enough to play for my country and, if given a chance, I'd take it with both hands."
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