The rock-solid ENGLAND and LEICESTER centre-back tells MATCH all about his first Three Lions experiences!

ENGLAND MEMORY!

HARRY SAYS: “The first thing that comes to mind when I think about England is the free-kick that David Beckham scored v Greece to take us to the World Cup in 2002. Beckham was one of my heroes!”

ENGLAND IDOLS!

HARRY SAYS: “The two England players that I looked up to were John Terry and Rio Ferdinand. They were solid CBs and had great careers, and I looked up to them when I was trying to become a defender!”

MAJOR TOURNAMENT!

HARRY SAYS: “I went to Euro 2016 and watched the Slovakia game with my mates. It was good to see how well supported the England team is. The atmosphere was just unbelievable, and it definitely made me want to go to a major tournament as a player!”

FIRST CALL-UP!

HARRY SAYS: “The FA contacted the club’s medical staff to make sure I was fit to go, and then they let me know where and when to meet up. You have the feeling of, ‘Is this true?’ It’s so surreal! But once you read the squad on the news it really starts to sink in. It was nerve-wracking, but exciting!”

SOUTHGATE MEETING!

HARRY SAYS: “Firstly, he just said big congratulations! Being called up for England is a prestigious thing, and he said I deserved to be here so enjoy it and show everyone why you’re here.”

TRAINING SESSION!

HARRY SAYS: “The first session was a bit surreal! I knew Jake Livermore from Hull and Kyle Walker from Sheffield United, and I went to camp with Jamie Vardy. There are a few Sheffield boys – Gary Cahill and Danny Rose are from round that way, too – so it was nice to know a few people to get settled in!”

ENGLAND DEBUT!

HARRY SAYS: “It was a proud moment to pull the shirt on in a competitive game. It was away at Lithuania on an artificial pitch, which you don’t see too often, but there were a lot fans there – and it was great to get a win and a clean sheet!”

WEMBLEY WEEK!

HARRY SAYS: “Two massive matches, two great teams and two really enjoyable games. Germany and Brazil will be among the favourites to win the World Cup, and we got a result against them. We know we can compete with most teams. Neymar was simply unbelievable – sometimes you find yourself just watching him!”

Harry Maguire was supporting the biggest grassroots football tournament in the country – the PlayStation Schools’ Cup. Since its launch, over 200,000 players have been involved. Visit www.playstationschoolscup.com