JAMIE O'Hara has the chance to banish memories of his Carling Cup heartache by playing for the England U21s this Friday night.

The young central midfielder wasn't involved for Spurs' victory against Chelsea, and now has the chance to finally put that in the past.

He told the club's official website: ''I missed out on the Carling Cup Final, so it will be great to be involved this time around. It would obviously be a dream come true for me.''

O'Hare has already experienced the atmosphere of a Wembley International as a fan, and can't wait to get out on the famous turf at long last.

He added: ''I went to watch the England v Croatia game and I said to my dad that I would love to play here one day. The stadium is unbelievable.”

That chance could have come a few months later, however he was omitted from the squad to contest the club's first major piece of silverware for nine years.

He continued: ''I could have played for Spurs in the final but it wasn't to be. This time I hope to get out on the pitch and it will be a special moment in my career.''

'O'Hara hopes that the England fans come in their numbers to the game against Portugal as the Young Lions look to book a play off place to play in the U21 Euro's.

He added: ''The aim is to beat Portugal, and knock one of the big nations out of the tournament all together. The gaffer wants us to play for a win, rather than just settle for a point.

''He wants us to go out and win every game we are involved in which is brilliant and I think we have a great chance of winning it next year and I hope I can be a part of it.

''It will be nice to get a big crowd to cheer the players on because it is a fantastic game to have at Wembley on Friday. There will be high standard of football played I'm sure, It will be a great occasion.''