England's Walcott: Brazil 2014 will be 'special'
England's Theo Walcott believes that the 2014 World Cup in Brazil will be something 'special' and says he does not want to miss out.
The Arsenal striker says he does not want to be watching the tournament from his sofa and has expressed his determination to be included in the England squad for the event.
"We definitely don’t want to be watching such a massive tournament at home on our sofas. We want to be in it.
"When you think of the World Cup you think of the best teams and we believe we are right up there. When you come to Brazil and get a draw you have got to believe."
"We need to qualify first. We’ve got four crucial fixtures but not qualifying has not even crossed my mind. We want to be where we should be.
"The World Cup here in Brazil is going to be something very special and there’s no way we want to be watching it from home."
Walcott famously went to the 2006 World Cup in Germany as a 17-year-old unknown but was omitted from the 2010 squad for South Africa.
He added: “I think we’ve got to be very positive. The manager is very happy and playing here is hopefully a taste of things to come.”
Source: The Daily Star