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Lambert: England will make me a better player
9:46am Wednesday 9th October 2013 in Sport
Rickie Lambert believes his experience of being part of the England squad will make him a better player.
Following the dream start to his international career, the Saints striker has again been selected by Roy Hodgson, for the World Cup qualifiers against Montenegro and Poland.
"I feel I can improve even further," said Lambert. "Being around the England set-up will bring more out of me. I might be 31, but there's so much still for me to learn from the manager and the players."
Speaking to promote the partnership between the England Footballers Foundation and the British Forces Foundation, Lambert added that he hopes the journey he went on to becoming an international player will help encourage others who have started out in the lower leagues to keep the faith.
"I'm hoping to inspire other people to not give up, because if you're good enough you will get to where you want to go," he said.
"You never know what could happen in a year, two years. It can change. It's hard at the moment, because the Premier League isn't investing a lot in the lower leagues.
"Clubs would rather bring in a foreign player than go lower, so it's not easy. But it's not impossible, so you can't give up."
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