Calum Chambers played a full 90 minutes for England’s u21s against Italy on Thursday night.
The defender, who’s currently on loan with Middlesbrough, marked his eighth cap for the Young Lions (not including friendlies) with a 3-2 win over Italy’s u21s.
Goals from Leicester’s Demarai Gray, Vitesse A’s Lewis Baker and Southampton’s Jack Stephens were too much for Italy to overcome, despite an early own goal from West Brom’s Brendan Galloway and Federico Di Francesco finding the net in the first half.
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Former Arsenal youngster, Isaac Hayden, who now plays for Newcastle, also played an entire 90 alongside Chambers in front of the 11,550 spectators at St. Mary’s.
Consistent playing time is essential for Chambers right now. The 21-year-old is more than capable but failure to secure a regular starting spot at Arsenal meant he usually appeared a little rusty when called into action, which is understandable.
At ‘Boro, he’s played every single match since joining, except for their trip to the Emirates, obviously.
Hopefully, this continued playing time for both club and country will not only help him physically but aid his confidence.