Tottenham’s Harry Winks has indicated that he has a desire to represent England at the 2018 World Cup in Russia next year.
The 21 year old was handed his national team debut on Sunday as England beat Lithuania 1-0 to ensure that they remained unbeaten in World Cup qualifying having already ensured their qualification for the World Cup next year.
Winks was one of the surprise inclusions in the latest England squad and came in as a replacement for Fabian Delph who had to withdraw due to injury.
Though England were largely unimpressive throughout the game and needed a penalty from Harry Kane to seal victory, Winks was one of the creative sparks for the team in midfield.
Speaking to Standard Sport, Winks said of his landmark achievement, “I trust my ability and I believe I am good enough to play at this level.
“All I can do is perform for Tottenham and England if I get the opportunity and keep proving that. It is a long distance away. I can’t say anything just yet. I have just got to keep my head down and work hard.
“All I can do is work hard, stay level–headed, keep trying to improve and do everything I possibly can. Of course, it [the World Cup] is something I dream of, of being able to say I have gone to but it is a long way away.”