The Manchester United midfielder came in for some criticism prior to
It seemed like a bizarre move, especially as he had ended the campaign in top form, as club manager Sir
Most were unsympathetic to the 31-year-old, believing he should have been willing to make himself available no matter what.
Yet Carrick is anxious to point out that when the decision was made, it seemed highly unlikely he would even get in the squad, and with Fabio Capello out of the way, if the call came again, he might view it more favourably.
"I've had no contact from
"But I would consider it, definitely."
Carrick had been selected just once by Capello since the 2010 FIFA World Cup, for the August friendly straight afterwards when he was forced to pull out through injury.
And having endured a pretty miserable experience in
"I didn't kick the door down and say: 'You've got to play me or I'll leave'," he said.
"It wasn't a case of that at all.
"It was more that if I wasn't going to play, I'd rather not go.
"During the World Cup I never featured and I was never really close to playing. That was a hard time.
"I just thought if it was going to be the same scenario again, I'd rather let someone else go in my place."
Capello's treatment of Carrick was odd.
Indeed, the former Tottenham Hotspur man's entire international career is something of a conundrum.
How can it be that a player deemed good enough to feature on all United's greatest nights of the last six seasons, who has secured four league titles and started three UEFA Champions League finals, can amass the grand total of 22 caps.
"It's a game of opinions and Capello wanted to play a certain way," said Carrick.
"If that was the road he wanted to go down, it wasn't for me to argue with that. I just didn't play, that's all."
Carrick did not ask for Ferguson's advice about the situation, although it is a fair bet the Scot would have been in agreement.
Confirmation the midfielder feels fully refreshed and ready to lead United's attempt to claim back the title it lost to Manchester City in such dramatic fashion represents a choice well made.
Carrick is yet to speak with Hodgson - who knows if they will - but, like everyone else, the United man feels there is scope for improvement after the performances in
"I watched bits of the Euros and thought England were up and down really," he said.
"It was always going to be tough, having a new manager in, and I'm sure they'll benefit more in the next campaign."
England manager Roy Hodgson is frustrated that Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur have planned exhibition matches overseas as soon as the EPL season is done.