Southampton star urges team-mate to play for England

Adam Lallana believes that his Southampton team-mate Morgan Scneiderlin should turn his back on France to pursue his international career with England.

The rugged Saints midfielder has been one of the club’s standout performers this season, emerging as one of the Premier League’s best holding players in the process.

Dispute representing Les Bleus at almost every youth level and preforming consistently in the top tier, the 24-year-old has been overlooked on a number of occasions by his birth nation.

However he is eligible to play for the Three Lions, after qualifying for a English passport due to him having spent more than five years in the country.

Lallana – who recently made his debut for Roy Hodgson’s side – says that he has spoken to his colleague about the situation, and that he feels it would be a good move for all involved:

“He has every attribute going and I can’t speak highly enough about him.” He is quoted by The Mirror.

“Morgan has been here five years and can get a British passport to make him eligible for England.

“He likes the idea of playing for England. I room with him on away trips and it is something we have spoken about.”

Lallana went on to pledge his own future to Southampton, despite rumoured interest from some of the Premier League’s top teams:

“I’ve got four years or so left on my contract. I can’t express how happy I am.

“I am so settled, but I don’t think I am too comfortable.”

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