Unlike some who have gone before him, Calum Chambers has no problem with dropping down to the England u21 side after being called up by the seniors.

Grabbing an assist on Friday night as England defeated the Czech Republic in Chambers’ first appearance for his country at that level, the fullback has already received three full caps but feels proud to represent his country at whatever level he asked.

“As I’ve always said, it’s an honour to play for your country,” Chambers told the FA. “No matter what the age group.”

“When I was asked to play for the U21s, of course I was going to come and play.

“I was really looking forward to this trip and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it so far.

“There is a smooth pathway between the U21s and the seniors now and there was an opportunity for me to play for the U21s so I jumped at it because I love to play for my country.

“Players should want to play for their country at any level and I’ve played for the senior team a few times, but that would never make me want to stop playing for the U21s. It’s an honour and you should never turn it down.

“The lads here are great and there is a brilliant atmosphere in the squad. It has been a really enjoyable trip so far.”

Chambers spent five days prior to the game on Friday with Gareth Southgate’s side in Prague as they prepare for the Euro finals which will take place in June.

It’s not clear if Chambers will be included in the squad that travels back to the Czech Republic for the tournament but given that the time spent in the country this month was to help them acclimatise and ensure that they are at least somewhat familiar with the country when the return, it would seem likely that he will be involved.

SOURCEThe FA
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