Jesse Lingard believes he will need “regular football” to fulfill his goal of representing England in the 2022 World Cup.
So far this season, the Manchester United forward has played 45 minutes of Premier League football, coming off the bench three times.
After spending the second half of last season on loan at West Ham, he scored against both Newcastle and West Ham, including a late winner at the London Stadium.
Lingard was named in Gareth Southgate’s preliminary team for Euro 2020 after a strong season in east London, but he did not make the final cut.
Following the competition, the 28-year-old returned to international play, scoring twice in England’s 4-0 World Cup qualifying win over Andorra at Wembley last month.
“Obviously, the World Cup is a long way away but… you need regular football,” he said.
“I was so close to going to the Euros and I think obviously it plays a huge part and it’s a big factor. If you’re playing over 20 or 25 games, of course you know you’re knocking on the door so I think it does play a big part in that.
“I’m not doing any harm at the moment – if I keep performing well and doing well you never know what might happen so I keep confident in myself and when I get when I get time on the pitch I’ve got to carry on doing what I’m doing.
source : skysport