Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker has stated that he will be fulfilling a dream if he gets a starting jersey for England’s World Cup qualifying fixture against San Marino on Friday.
The Spurs defender is expected to fill-in for suspended regular Glen Johnson, and add to his three existing caps.
However, it would be Walker’s first appearance in a competitive fixture for his country, and he is looking forward to stepping out at Wembley.
“On a personal note it is a fantastic opportunity for me to get into the team. I’ve been patient and waited for that. Hopefully on Friday I can show everyone what I can do and have a good game,” Walker told reporters, published in Sky Sports.
“A first competitive start is what I’ve been waiting for, for a long time now. For all my career, since I was seven, I’ve wanted to play for England, and put that jersey on.
“At the end of the season it was a disappointment, having worked so hard to get into the England team, to have that little niggle on my toe.
“But it was fantastic the manager gave me the phone call, saying it was sad he couldn’t take me there but saying I was in his plans and he had belief in me.
“I had a good last season, winning the PFA’s Young Player of the Year award and a few more awards, but that’s just the start and hopefully I can go on,” he commented.