The Liverpool midfielder has admitted that he is considering quitting England after suggesting it is “pointless” to be involved in the set up if he isn’t actually playing.
Milner, who has 61 caps for England will sit down with new manager Sam Allardyce soon to discuss his role in the new look team.
Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, James said: “I have two young kids and if I am not going to play, and travel, that is something I am going to have to consider.
“I have been to four tournaments but that hasn’t helped me at all.”
The 30 year-old made his debut for his country back in 2009 and was part of the squads for the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, he was also part of the Euro 2012 and 2016 squads. But only played 3 minutes of the last tournament.
Of the 23 players who travelled to France for Euro 2016 only captain Wayne Rooney (115) and Joe Hart (63) had more caps.
The player has now decided to think about his international career and will talk to Allardyce about his role in the squad as he admits he doesn’t want to carry on if he is not going to start games.
“With the good young players that we have coming through, it is pointless me taking up a spot just because I am reliable,” he said.
“I am happy it is Sam as I know I can have a good conversation with him and it will be honest. That is all I ever wanted.”
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