Kyle Walker insists he won't blow his England reprieve after being brought in from the cold by Gareth Southgate.
Walker has seen his international career nosedive since helping the Three Lions reach the World Cup semi finals in 2018.
The Manchester City won the last of his 48 caps more than 12 months ago and he feared his England career was all but over as Southgate turned to the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold.
To make matters worse Walker made some headlines for all the wrong reasons after breaking lockdown rules not once but twice during the Covid-19 crisis.
The 30-year-old admits he made some bad decisions – but is on a mission to make amends and admits he feels reborn after being recalled to Southgate's senior set-up.
Walker said: "I reflect on, you know, my decision making. It was bad decisions from me at an important time for the country and the world.
"I take full responsibility for that, but I'm moving on now. I think I came back from the lockdown with Manchester City and hit the ground running, played some really good football. Hopefully I can continue that in an England shirt.
"I don't know if it was just pride or relief, you know, just to know that obviously the boss appreciates my work that I've been doing for Manchester City this season and he's brought me in for two very important games.
"Obviously me and the boss spoke after the lockdown incidents and, you know, he assured me that we all make mistakes.
"Obviously, mine was on a bigger scale and gets magnified with me being in the public eye and a role model to young children growing up, so I have to take full responsibility for my actions, which I have done.
"But now I'm just moving on. I'm so happy to be here. For me, it's an honour and a privilege to be here finally after so long, and just hopefully I can produce the goods on the training pitch. It's like you're coming in for the first time again, really, and I've got the excitement and that buzz around me and I just want to impress."
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