Man Utd defender Smalling wants Great Britain place

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling admits he wants to play for Great Britain in the London Olympics.

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling admits he wants to play for Great Britain in the London Olympics.

With the Games on the doorstep of the Greenwich-born defender’s manor, it would be a career highlight.

“I have to say that England is not my first target at the moment and neither are the Olympics. United is what I am thinking about,” Smalling told the Manchester Evening News. “But towards the end of the season I will be looking towards that and hopefully I might get into the England squad. Obviously I’d love to go there.

“There is also the Olympics as well. A lot of the lads who went to the Under-21 Championships last summer will be able to play in it.

“Whether it is the Euros, the Olympics, or both – you would like to be involved because these opportunities do not come around too often.”

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