Southampton ace Lallana not distracted by England interest

Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana isn't getting carried away with his England recognition.

Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana isn't getting carried away with his England recognition.

Although Lallana admits he felt like 'a little kid at school' alongside the likes of Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard, he believes performing well for Southampton is his priority.

"It was an absolutely massive shock," the 24-year-old told Southampton's official programme. "People had been talking (about a potential call-up) but I didn't take it in as I am a realist.

"I'd just played my third game in the Premier League and all I was interested in was doing well for Saints, but we'd had a tough start.

"I definitely learned a lot from being in the same squad as the likes of Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard - they've got a massive aura about them so it was like being a little kid again. It's like your first day at school.

"Maybe another day in the future I will get another chance to train with them, but my club football is my bread-and-butter - that's all I'm focused on at the minute.

"I'll never let anything go to my head or run before I can walk. I'm so excited about the season here and starting to pick up a few more wins.

"The main thing for me is ensuring I do well for Southampton and keep the club in the Premier League."

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