ENGLAND left-back LUKE SHAW chats about his Three Lions journey ahead of the European Championship!
SHAW SAYS: “It’s extremely special to make the squad! If you look at this time last year, I wouldn’t have been mentioned. At the start of the season, the aim was to get back into the England squad. I’m privileged to be here!”
SHAW SAYS: “He’s a massive part of this squad, whether he’s playing or not. I haven’t spoke too much about his injury. He’s going along with his rehab and getting better day in and day out. There’s positive signs, but I couldn’t say when he’ll be back!”
SHAW SAYS: “I never really look into the numbers, It’s down to Gareth. There’s competition all over the place which is brilliant for him. He’s going to have tough decisions all over the park. We need to work hard. Whether I play or not, I’ll do all I can to help the team!”
SHAW SAYS: “We had a meeting this morning. It was extremely inspiring. We watched a video, the whole group. I think, after the last tournament, there were lots of positives to take. We need to push on even further and I feel like we can do that!”
SHAW SAYS: “I think the whole country watches tournaments! I can’t remember my first, but we always had it on in our front room. I was one of them watching the World Cup in Russia, and to see how good they did, it was really inspiring. We want to taste more of that and make the country proud!”
SHAW SAYS: “I don’t want to talk about advantage but it will be really nice to play most of our games at Wembley. There’ll be more fans in the stadium which is a real plus. We just need to focus on ourselves no matter where we play and be 100% ready!”
WORLD CUP 2014!
SHAW SAYS: “To be honest, it was an unbelievable experience. I was young, a but naive and I think I didn’t realise how big it was. I think now, to be a part of this squad, I’m a bit more mature and understand things a lot better now. Massive pride to represent England at the highest level you can get!”
SHAW SAYS: “I’ve had differences with different managers. Of course, Gareth is unbelievable and been really good with me. He’s given me the opportunity. He knows exactly what players need and what’s the best for England! He’s a really big part of this England squad and I’m really enjoying playing under him!”
SHAW SAYS: “When I first came back into this camp, the first thing I said was how close the group are. I hadn’t experienced that in the England squads when I was younger. Everyone gets on so well. Everyone’s together, everyone wants to push for what we want to achieve. It’s only going to benefit us when we go out on the pitch!”
LUKE SHAW SAYS: “It’s been a massive feature to bring the fans back in love with England! We just want it to be the same this summer, make the nation proud and something to look forward to and make them enjoy again!”