My tribe

Villa midfielder Delph: Extra training won my England call

Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph says his England call is due to the extra training he's taken.

His determination has paid dividends after receiving his first call-up to the Three Lions squad for Wednesday's Wembley friendly against Norway and next week's European Championship qualifier in Switzerland following Villa's unbeaten start to the Premier League season.

"Maybe (the England call-up) is a bit of a reward, but the hard work starts again now," he said. "I have to go down and train with some top players.

"I will try to be the same and give 100 per cent, not 99, not 101, just be the same every time and hopefully it is enough.

"(Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard) were some of my heroes growing up.

"I don't think it is so much about taking over from them and I won't look at it thinking I'm trying to do what they did.

"They are different type of players to me."

 For the big stories and the banter follow us on Twitter: @tribalfootball

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?