Calum Chambers has revealed his delight at achieving his childhood dream of playing for England.
The versatile defender won his first senior cap in September when he came on against Norway and made his full debut the following month against San Marino.
The 19-year-old is now a familiar face in the England squad, taking his place alongside five other Gunners to face Slovenia and Scotland, but cannot believe how quickly he has made the step up.
"I’m sure every kid dreams of playing for their country when they’re growing up. To actually achieve it is amazing"
“It’s a dream come true,” Chambers told Arsenal Player. “I’m sure every kid dreams of playing for their country when they’re growing up. To actually achieve it is amazing and it’s such a proud moment for me and my family.
“It’s been a mad few months for me, a whirlwind as I keep saying. It’s a really nice surprise and I just want to keep working hard to get my opportunity again and again.
“Making my debut was an amazing occasion. I was nervous and a little bit scared but everyone put me at ease. I had all of my family and friends there to support me, and I was excited to win my first cap.
“It nice to be on England duty with the Arsenal boys. We all sit round the dinner table and it’s a good laugh there. There’s different training but we all really enjoy it and it’s nice to be there with them.”
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