The 28-year-old has 21 England caps to his name but has dropped out of the reckoning for his country after losing his place in Tottenham's first team.
Fired up again after joining the Blues on transfer deadline day this week, Lennon told the Liverpool Echo: ď[The England team] is definitely one of my aims.
ďI didnít have a good run of games for the last maybe couple of seasons until I came back up here, but hopefully if I can get a great run of games in the team and get a good run out itís definitely my aim to try and push for an England spot again.Ē
In terms of his readiness for Everton, the winger will have 10 days' training before the Blues take on Chelsea to fine tune what he says is already a good base of fitness.
ďI havenít played pre-season games but Iíve trained a lot and I feel really good,Ē Lennon continued. ďIím in good condition, so once I get the game time in I donít see why not.
ďIíve trained near enough every day this season so Iím in good shape and raring to go.Ē
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1 Posted 03/09/2015 at 03:15:45
Lennon, on his day, delivers a good end product quite consistently. I have always liked this about him. I hope he succeeds and gets back into the England squad. He definitely has the ability.
2 Posted 03/09/2015 at 05:56:40
Good for him, but a sad indicator of where the national team is headed i.e. nowhere.
Stumbling from competition to competition without a consistent plan for the future. A manager who has no interest in a long-term strategy...and why would he, given his age. An under 21 side led by a proven failure - relentlessly pilfered of players as soon as they are deemed First Team material. Always focusing on the individual rather than building a team.
It's a rudderless ship and I lament the fact that Everton players are dragged aboard - inevitably to be blamed for another crap team performance. Couldn't be Lampard's, Terry's, Gerrard's or Rooney's fault... They're England heroes, I tell ya!
Bring on San Marino! Another International showpiece!
Not for me thanks.
3 Posted 03/09/2015 at 06:14:12
4 Posted 03/09/2015 at 06:47:35
5 Posted 03/09/2015 at 08:33:22
I think you are going to see a better Aaron Lennon again this season, I personally quite liked the damage he caused when coming inside on those mazy runs.
This could be a key factor this season for us, defenders hate players running at them.
6 Posted 03/09/2015 at 09:45:16
As for England, I would have thought that the likes of Sterling, Townsend and even Young would be ahead of Aaron in the pecking order. Nice to see his positive thoughts, however.
7 Posted 03/09/2015 at 09:49:15
Good luck to Aaron, but he should now be focussed totally on his Everton career. An England call-up is just a bit of kudos.
8 Posted 03/09/2015 at 10:03:38
9 Posted 03/09/2015 at 10:08:01
The England team bores... very little interest anymore for me; it's something I stopped really caring about since the 1998 World Cup.
Don't get me wrong: I was glued to the TV back in 86 when you couldn't not have been engrossed, and even in Italia 90 and Euro 96... but these days you can even see that, apart from Rooney and a handful of others, it means nothing to them representing the National Team.
Who really wants to get behind of team with plebs like Sterling and Vardy in? I mean Jamie Vardy in the England team says it all these days that anyone can make it.
10 Posted 03/09/2015 at 10:12:54
Of course, the absence of Cleverley opens up a slot but that may go to a more central operator (like Ossie?) than any of the plethora of right wingers we now boast.
11 Posted 03/09/2015 at 11:08:09
I just disagree with you about the Lennon/Deulofeu debate!
I believe Martinez sees Deulofeu as a sub cameo player for the near future at least, I think he trusts Lennon far more to look after Seamus Coleman defensively and taking a glance at upcoming fixtures, Chelsea, Swansea away, Liverpool and Manchester United back to back before a trip to Arsenal, I don't see him giving Deulofeu too many starts.
Let's not forget even Mirallas is not 100% fit apparently (don't know why) but out of Lennon, Mirallas and Deulofeu, I think it's safe to say Kevin Mirallas is one who could be employed on the left flank more often.
I personally see Lennon starting against Chelsea next Saturday, we'll see but that's my opinion.
12 Posted 03/09/2015 at 11:22:32
Like you, I'd go for Mirallas on the left but suspect RM will favour Kone or Naismith. Somehow, I thought the manager would go for a little more balance - are there no left-footed wingers in the world anymore ?
13 Posted 03/09/2015 at 11:28:24
If we cant beat Liverpool this season then Martinez should be sacked for that alone.
They have had a lucky start, even old Array Redcrap says they are woeful. Think he was after Brendan's job.
14 Posted 03/09/2015 at 12:13:07
I can't think of too many left footed wingers that would have fit the bill for us can you?
Stewart Downing obviously past his, never that good anyway left to Middlesbrough.
Anyone else? Maybe abroad?
Yarmolenko was obviously left sided and Shaqiri but it's worthless mentioning them now.
I think Kevin Mirallas does do okay cutting in from the left flank, he has scored quite a few goals from that position and he plays that area more effectively than than Deulofeu and Lennon.
For me Deulofeu is an out-and-out right winger at this stage in his career, he can only really do the right wing.
Lennon can in my opinion, at least from the evidence I saw in his loan spell, be useful coming inside, he caused quite a bit of havoc running in from the right whereas Delboy more often than not looks to go on the outside.
It's certainly a decent conundrum to have; let's just hope Martinez gets it right.
15 Posted 03/09/2015 at 12:22:19
I can't see McGeady ever really being a regular anymore at Everton, which is a slight shame, I appreciate he can put over a good cross and there have been glimpses but safely nowhere near enough at this level.
I'd not be surprised to see him seek a new club in January.
16 Posted 03/09/2015 at 12:29:31
He has signed a 3 year deal, so in 2 years he is going to be in the same position at the age of 30/31 looking for a new club, or letting his contract run down. So Roberto starts with him, makes him No.1 for the Right, but then 'eases' in Gerry over Lennons contract. Hence, shielding Gerry from the 'Buy Back' vision of Barca.
I mean, would they be interested in someone whom 2 years after the move just be settling in to the first team full time?
17 Posted 03/09/2015 at 12:41:20
Really you just need to read McGeady though.
Pienaar, one of my favourite players, has surely played his last real part of being a vital member in the team.
Too many injuries for the guy have totally destroyed his twilight years, a real shame for a player whose footballing brain was his quickest asset.
18 Posted 03/09/2015 at 13:01:01
On the topic of international football, I don't see any reason why Lennon can't get back in the England side.
Oh, and have you seen the Fifa world rankings lately?... Their points system is clearly as flawed as everything else at Fifa (England and Wales in top 10!!!). Holland, Spain and even Italy are realistically still in the top 6 or 7 teams in world football.
19 Posted 03/09/2015 at 13:02:29
20 Posted 03/09/2015 at 13:18:13
Personally I would go with Mirallis who put in a mighty shift against Barnsley before doing a disappearing trick against the Spurs heavy mob. Not one to trust but has performed well against Chelsea on a couple of occasions.
21 Posted 03/09/2015 at 18:36:23
22 Posted 03/09/2015 at 21:07:51
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