Ivan Toney will ‘not let England opportunity go by’ ahead of Nations League fixtures and World Cup squad selection | Football News

Ivan Toney says he will not let his opportunity with England move him by with the World Cup squad lower than two months away from being chosen.

The Brentford striker has been handed his maiden call-up by Gareth Southgate ahead of the Nations League fixtures towards Italy and Germany this month.

Toney has by no means featured for the England youth groups, however since Brentford’s promotion to the Premier League, has caught the attention of the England supervisor.

It is the conclusion of a lifelong dream for the striker, who is set to take the opportunity he now has with the opportunity to go to the World Cup in Qatar on the horizon.

England’s 28-man squad in full to face Italy and Germany

Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson, Nick Pope, Aaron Ramsdale.

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ben Chilwell, Conor Coady, Eric Dier, Marc Guehi, Reece James, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, John Stones, Fikayo Tomori, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker.

Midfielders: Jude Bellingham, Mason Mount, Jordan Henderson, Declan Rice, James Ward-Prowse.

Forwards: Tammy Abraham, Jarrod Bowen, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Harry Kane, Bukayo Saka, Raheem Sterling, Ivan Toney.

“I by no means doubted it. I’ve full confidence in myself, I really feel like I’ve to maintain working laborious and it makes it that a lot sweeter if you get the possibility,” Toney instructed a press convention on Tuesday.

“I by no means performed for any of the age teams, I’ve gone straight into the senior squad. It’s an incredible achievement, I’m very proud and I would not have wished it to go some other approach.

“This is my opportunity now. I’m excited and assured for it and I’m very hungry. I’ve been working for this second and it is right here now. I’m not going to let it go by me. I’m going to take it with each arms and take advantage of of the opportunity I’ve.

“There’s by no means stress – I do not suppose I’ve ever felt stress in my profession updated. It’s extra pleasure and it is such a privilege to be enjoying alongside such high quality gamers and signify my nation. I’ll go with the stream and hopefully take advantage of of it.

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After a call-up to the England squad, we check out all of Ivan Toney’s 5 targets and two assists thus far this season for Brentford

“It’s an enormous opportunity to get myself on the airplane, however we have to go day-to-day. Hopefully I’ll get some minutes with the following two video games that we have now and take my probability. Hopefully it is sufficient to see me into the squad.”

When requested what Southgate has instructed him thus far, Toney revealed: “Just be your self, you are right here for a purpose and you are not right here to make up the numbers. Just do what’s obtained you right here and be your self.

“They’re the primary issues he is instructed me to take action I’m certain I’ll try this and hopefully it is sufficient to maintain me within the squad for the World Cup.”

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The Soccer Saturday panel reacts to the England squad announcement, with Paul Merson believing Luke Shaw is lucky to be included

Toney has beforehand mentioned the sacrifices his household has made for his soccer profession, and revealed how he instructed them about his England call-up.

“From the early levels, my sister used to take me to soccer and do her uni work whereas she was ready for me to take me residence whereas my mother and dad have been working,” he mentioned.

“My mum has performed an enormous half, generally ensuring I’m consuming and not herself. She performed her half massively, as did my dad in taking me all around the nation, whether or not it is trials right here or there, he got here to assist me at each recreation, as did my different sister.

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Southampton captain James Ward-Prowse says not being included in England’s European Championships squad was a tough time for him and that ache motivates him to make sure there will be no repeat ahead of the World Cup in Qatar

“Everybody has performed a component so it’s kind of sweeter when I’m sitting right here now in an England high, representing the nation. It’s not simply me that is finished this, all people round me has performed a component and I am unable to thank them sufficient .

“I used to be driving to coaching and the Brentford gaffer known as me. I used to be working a bit late so I assumed he was calling about my timekeeping. Then he mentioned ‘I’ve the privilege to inform you you’ve got been known as as much as the senior England squad’, and I by no means had something to say.

“I used to be driving and I would not say I zoned out as a result of that would not be the most effective factor to do, however I used to be pondering ‘wow, I’m really going to play with the England senior squad’. It did not actually register, I used to be answering the gaffer’s questions nevertheless it nonetheless wasn’t stepping into.

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Brentford supervisor Thomas Franks revisits the second that he broke the information to his star striker Ivan Toney that he had been known as as much as the England senior squad for the primary time

“I rang my mother and father immediately, we have now a household group chat, I video known as all people and broke the information. They have been screaming for about 20 minutes, my Dad was beeping his horn wherever he was, they need to’ve thought he was going loopy.

“It was an enormous second for my entire household and such an enormous achievement to be representing my nation.”

Jordan Henderson has joined the England squad after recovering from damage. The Liverpool captain arrived at St. George’s Park on Monday night and replaces Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips, who will endure shoulder surgical procedure.

Capello: Are England mentally sturdy sufficient to win the World Cup?

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Fabio Capello displays on his time as England supervisor which he says was a really proud time of his profession. He additionally offers his views on present supervisor Gareth Southgate in addition to England’s possibilities on the World Cup

Meanwhile, Fabio Capello has spoken to Sky Sports, giving his views on Southgate in addition to England’s possibilities on the World Cup.

The former England boss has questioned whether or not England’s gamers are sturdy sufficient mentally to raise the trophy.

“I’m actually to see who comes out on high on the World Cup in Qatar,” he instructed Sky Sports.

“As a former England coach once I coached the crew in September, October and November, we have been able to face the most effective sides on this planet.

“In March and April, it was so-so as a result of the bodily degree was dropping and then we discovered it very robust in June.

“I wish to check my concept that England are an incredible aspect on this interval of the 12 months, so apart from having proficient gamers and a high coach, can they actually be aggressive and win a serious match such because the World Cup?”

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Rob Dorsett says Ivan Toney is prone to make his England debut towards both Germany or Italy after Gareth Southgate known as up the Brentford striker for the primary time. He additionally discusses the omission of Jadon Sancho

He added: “You mentioned Southgate is below stress. The solely doubt that I’ve is within the gamers’ heads.

“The English gamers really feel a way of duty. They would possibly get near success and then really feel that sense of duty as a weight on their shoulders.

“If we take a look at the second half of the [Euros] last towards Italy after scoring, they stopped enjoying and what amazed me was that they have been already losing time on half-hour. They have been losing time and did not wish to play anymore, so that they did not. That appears to be a psychological drawback. It’s both a bodily or psychological drawback.

“That is what we’ll discover out after the World Cup in Qatar.”

England’s World Cup warm-up fixtures

England are getting ready for this month’s Nations League fixtures. The Three Lions face Italy away on Friday September 23 at 7.45pm, earlier than internet hosting Germany on Monday September 26 at 7.45pm.

England’s World Cup group B fixtures

November 21: Iran (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan) – kick-off 1pm

November 25: USA (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor) – kick-off 7pm

November 29: Wales (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan) – kick-off 7pm

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