Last Updated: Thu, 22 Nov 2012 09:45
Spurs centre-half Steven Caulker is looking to enhance his England claims with a good display against Miroslav Klose tonight.
Caulker won his first England cap against Sweden last week and he hopes - if he can keep German international Klose quiet in the clash against Lazio in Rome - that he will prove to Roy Hodgson that he can cut it in the international arena.
An injury to Younes Kaboul has seen the 20-year-old grab his chance to become a regular at the heart of Andre Villas-Boas' defence so far this season and he is hoping a good performance against Klose will enhance his credentials.
"Every game in a Spurs shirt is a chance to prove myself at international level," Caulker said. "Lazio have a German striker in Klose so I have a chance to prove myself again and get my place back in the England squad."
Caulker and his manager both voiced their hope on Wednesday that the Group J meeting would not be overshadowed by the monkey chanting that scarred the first meeting between the two sides in September.
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