Jenkinson wears the Three Lions with pride as he once did the white and blue of Finland.
The Finnish people have not forgotten his contribution as he found out on a pre-season game with Arsenal in Helsinki this summer.
“I was worried I might get booed and I was prepared for that,” he told the Daily Express. “Also, playing at Arsenal, I know I am never going to be the lad that fans are always cheering. That will always be a Walcott or a Giroud or an Ozil. But on that occasion I was the main man and it was a great feeling.
“To go out there and get the response I did when I went on, it blew me away. It’s really strange having played for both countries. And it’s mad to think I could be playing against Finland next month.
“I’ve played with a fair few of the Finland lads and I know the manager as well. I played under him, he’s a guy I’ve always spoken very highly of so it would be a great experience.
“I look back on it as a fantastic experience. I played for England U17s and I was third choice at the time. I then had the opportunity to play for Finland. I was in Charlton’s reserve and youth teams and playing international football .
“When England came knocking, I had to follow my heart. I’ve always felt English. I have a supportive family so there weren’t too many digs or trying to sway me one way or another. My mum was very supportive of my decision, which was nice.”
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