The 30-year-old has spent this season on loan at Italian side Roma, and has put in a number of impressive performances in the heart of defence.
Speaking to BBC Sport, Smalling said: "Obviously it's been a couple of years now, but that ambition is always there with England.
"I know that Gareth and the coaching staff have been to a few of my games over here and I guess you know you are in their thoughts if you are playing at a top club.
"I hold those aspirations, and I just try to focus on here and what comes, comes. But I would very much like to be part of [the Euros], for sure."
Smalling has 31 caps for England, however was left out of Southgate's side for the 2018 World Cup. body check tags ::