Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerard has admitted next summer's Euro 2012 tournament is likely to be his last international championship.
Gerrard, 31, has highlighted the tournament in Poland and Ukraine as his "last chance" to win international honours.
The Liverpool captain has not featured for England in over a year after struggling with groin and ankle injuries but he revealed he is eager to add to his Champions League, UEFA Cup and FA Cup winners medals before he retires.
"If you put things into perspective, we've only been successful at one tournament ever and that makes you realise just how difficult it is to be successful at this level," Gerrard told the club's official web site.
"But it would be nice, if this is to be my last tournament, to get to a semi-final or a final rather than come away disappointed like we have been previously.
"Going into any tournament as a player, you always take it as your last because you never know what could happen two years down the line," he added.
However, Gerrard faces a battle to play his way back into Fabio Capello's plans ahead of next summer's tournament. The midfielder will definitely not feature for England in the two forthcoming friendlies against Spain and Sweden, but he remains confident he will be fit in time to play at Euro 2012.
"I am disappointed to be out for the friendlies but I will be watching the games and supporting the team. I'm still fighting to get fit again but I'm not far away from hopefully being involved in the England set-up again.
"I'm 31, I'll be 32 by the time Euro 2012 coems around, so, whatever happens, I'll be treating it as my last one.
"But it would be nice, if this is to be my last tournament, to get to a semi-final or a final rather than come away disappointed like we have been previously."