Michael Owen still believes that he is a chance to finish the World Cup as the tournament’s leading scorer.
The Newcastle striker was taken off midway through the second half of England’s opening 1-0 win over Paraguay after a disappointing display.
However, Owen is still confident of his own abilities.
“I was asked the other day who’d be the World Cup’s top scorer. What a stupid question. Me!” he said.
“That’s the aim anyway. And if it can’t be me I’d love it to be Wayne Rooney or Peter Crouch.
“If we won the World Cup and I was their sidekick I’d be delighted.
“I remain confident I can contribute even though I wasn’t able to score against Paraguay.
“Obviously I haven’t played as many games as I’d have liked this season because of injury but I’m content because my scoring record shows no sign of slacking.
“I know I can perform at this level.
“I only played a handful of games for Newcastle this year and scored. The season before I scored plenty of times for Real Madrid.
“I scored two for England against Argentina and another against Jamaica, so I’m confident I can continue that form in Germany.”