Jimmy Bullard has brushed off talk of an England call-up, insisting he is focused on Fulham.

Bullard has only recently returned from a serious knee injury, but he made a stunning impact as he struck the winner in Sunday’s victory over Aston Villa.

The 29-year-old, who has yet to earn an international cap for England, has the option of representing Germany, should the opportunity present itself.

But Bullard is adamant that his sole priority is to assist his side, who sit 19th in the Premier League table, in avoiding relegation.

“I have just come back from injury. My main concentration is with Fulham,” he said on Sky Sports News.

“I would love to play international football. My Nan is German. I could play for Germany. I don’t know where that stands.”

Bullard went on to reveal that he feared for his career after spending 16 months on the sidelines.

“Injuries like that – you have a lot of hard times. But you just find a way to get through it,” he continued.

“I didn’t think I would get through it at certain times, to be honest. Yes [there were times when I thought I might not play again].

“I’ve seen it (the challenge that caused the injury) once and that is the last time I will watch it. It obviously does not bring back good memories.

“I just remember the pain. The pain was the most stand-out thing. I just couldn’t believe it.

“It was a freak injury. Touch wood, I am fine now.”