Midfielder Albert Adomah knows good club form in the Championship should cement a place in the Ghana squad for this summer’s World Cup in Brazil.
Adomah, who is Middlesbrough’s top scorer, is targeting a Championship promotion bid and a place in Ghana’s World Cup squad.
He joined Boro in August from relegated Bristol City in £1m deal last summer and has already scored nine goals despite operating primarily on the wing.
His goalscoring form has been one of the few highlights of an otherwise forgettable first half to a season that he believes could yet end on a high.
The 26-year-old set himself a goals target for the current campaign – though refuses to reveal the exact total he hopes to achieve.
“I’ve got a goals target to reach and from a team point of view the aim is to get promotion this year,” said Adomah.
“If not, then hopefully we will get it the year after.
“From my personal point of view, if my club football goes well I could be selected for Ghana for the World Cup.
“Because Ghana qualified, 2014 could be a massive year for me, hopefully I will go to my first World Cup.
“It’s every footballer’s dream to play at a higher level and I believe the World Cup is a higher level than the Premier League, La Liga or Serie A.
“The World Cup is where all the top class players will be.”