Norwich boss Hughton: England call too soon for Redmond

Norwich City boss Chris Hughton feels a senior England call is too soon for Nathan Redmond.

Norwich City boss Chris Hughton feels a senior England call is too soon for Nathan Redmond.

The 19-year-old’s match-winning strike against Southampton earned the Canaries a first Premier League win of the new campaign.

"If I look at the position Nathan plays there are a lot of very talented wide players available for England,” Hughton told the Pink 'Un, “I think both the club and himself are realistic on that front. He is now in the under-21s, which is two years above his age really, that is very good progress for him in terms of the international set-up.

“It wasn’t easy to bring him here and that was credit to Nathan, his family and his representative. There was other clubs interested but he felt we offered him the right environment to progress his career.

“We brought him in for his offensive abilities and when you are young you don’t tend to have as much fear in your game, but he realises he has to work both ways on the pitch because for a club like us we can come unstuck if he doesn’t. He is the type of player supporters want to see and similar to Robert Snodgrass in respect of how they can take players on and show that individual flair, but we have to make sure we harness it.”

 
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