Steven Caulker Hopes Cardiff City Move Results In Summer World Cup Berth

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New Cardiff City defender Steven Caulker is hoping that his move to the club will mean he sees more first team football, which will ultimately earn him a spot in Roy Hodgson’s World Cup squad next summer, the Daily Mail reports.

The young stopper featured 28 times for Spurs last season, but sought a move because he feared he would be a fourth choice player this time around, despite earning his first international cap in November.

Speaking for the first time since his unveiling as a Cardiff player, he outlined his desire to not spend another season on the bench at such a young age with so much at steak.

“I am looking at the World Cup next summer.

“I was at a stage of my career where I wanted to play regular football – I don’t want to put my career on hold. I want to progress myself and Cardiff.”

The 21-year-old added: “It wasn’t a case of me wanting to leave. I was at a stage where I wanted regular football and Spurs have three fantastic centre halves. I didn’t want to be fourth choice. These chances don’t come often and I wanted to back myself.”

Cardiff manager Malky Mackay saluted the England defender’s decision to take the gamble on joining the newly promoted side by saying: “To be at a big club and part of a squad is very good thing. At the time you are loathe to leave because you have a comfort blanket. But to take a step and go and play is a brave decision. I commend players when they do it.”

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