Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse has taken to Twitter to sum up his feelings after making his England debut.
The 22-year-old was one of four Saints players to be named in Gareth Southgate’s senior squad for matches against Germany and Lithuania.
On Wednesday night in Dortmund, Ward-Prowse came on against Germany with seven minutes left on the clock in the international friendly.
It may have been a brief cameo, but he did not hide his joy when tweeting about the game, which ended in a 1-0 defeat for England.
What a feeling.. First senior cap! Not the result we deserved but plenty of positives to take ahead of the Lithuania game! ???????????? pic.twitter.com/DwPtQdHUXU
— James Ward-Prowse (@Prowsey16) March 23, 2017
The Three Lions have done little to inspire on the pitch in recent years, but even though they lost on the night, Southgate’s men put in a decent performance.
It is worth noting that Joachim Low did not field a full-strength side for the friendly, and it was a fitting result for the world champions as Lukas Podolski scored the one and only goal on his 130th and final appearance for Germany.
In total, three Southampton players featured on Wednesday evening, with Ryan Bertrand starting the game and Nathan Redmond figuring in the 66th minute.