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England striker Michael Owen has admitted that he could dropped for the final World Cup group game against Sweden.

The 26-year-old was taken off early in the second half against Trinidad & Tobago after another disapppointing performance.

“I’m not worried. If I’m sat on the bench, I’m sat on the bench. I’ve been on the bench in my career before,” he told the BBC.

“If the manager thinks it is the right thing, he’ll do it. That’s football.”

Owen was also replaced after 55 minutes of the opening win over Paraguay.

Against Trinidad and Tobago, with England struggling to score, England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson opted to bring on Wayne Rooney to partner Peter Crouch up front.

With Crouch getting on the scoresheet against Trinidad and Tobago and Rooney regarded as an automatic selection when fit, Owen’s place in the side is in jeopardy.

“We’ve got 23 players and if I’m on the bench then so be it,” he added.

But Owen, who missed the last five months of the Premiership season after breaking a bone in his foot, said he is not worried about his current form.

“I’ve been training well and scoring goals in training,” he said.

“I’ve never shirked responsibility and if I’m given chances then I’m sure I’ll score goals.

“I’ve only had one chance in the last two games, and one rebound that was blocked, and I kicked myself because I didn’t score it.

“But I’m still a decent finisher, I won’t lose that. I’m feeling fine and feel like I’m playing well.

“If it means bringing me off and putting Wayne on, as it was against Trinidad, then that’s the manager’s decision.

“I wouldn’t say I’ve played the best two games of my career but I’m quite content.

“I’m not that type of player like Wayne Rooney who is always involved even when we are playing bad.

“My job is to get on the end of crosses.”

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