On Wednesday, Osman will be in Sweden with England, called into the senior team for the first time at the age of 31, and it was a popular choice by Roy Hodgson.
"We were out on the training pitch when I saw more staff than usual by the side of the pitch," said Osman. "I didn't think anything of it at the time. Then the manager called us together in a circle and announced I was in the squad.
"There was a lot of hair ruffling and kidney punching and the child-like stuff that comes with it. All the staff were cheering. It was a great moment."