He recently revealed that he wants to do everything possible to seal his spot in Gareth Southgate’s England team.
According to him, being named in the same breath as Paul is amazing and he plans to prove he merits that comparison with his special style of play for club and country.
He added that playing for England has been one of his long-term goals and he is desperate to keep shining in the team.
His words, “I would love to be like Gazza,”
“He played with such joy and that is what I want to do. One of the biggest compliments for people to say to you is that you make them happy watching football.”
“Everyone knows one of my long-term goals was to get into the England squad and play for England. Now that I am here, I want to cement my place. I was absolutely desperate to come here.
“There is so much talent in the wing positions and it will be difficult to get into those positions. I have full respect for those guys and the numbers they have got.
“But I also have respect for how much ability I have got. In the last two or three years, I have played half my games on the wing and half my games as a No.8 or No.10.
“I fully believe that I can do both going forward. I think the manager knows that now.”