Now he is in the U21 squad, itching to play tonight against San Marino in the 2015 European Championship tie.
"Hopefully I'll get games and playing for England at any level is an honour," he told the Daily Express. "When I was given this opportunity it was a no-brainer for me.
"I want to play for England and this is a very close step to the senior side. Of course you have to be doing well for your club, but if you're impressing for the U21s then I am sure the message gets back to Roy Hodgson."
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