I'm alright- Jack
Everton's Jack Rodwell has admitted his delight after getting a run out for the England under-21's against France last night.
The 18-year-old was drafted into Stuart Pearce's side to face France last night after captaining the England U19 team in their goalless draw with the Czech Republic last Wednesday and he enjoyed the experience despite the 2-0 defeat.
"It's been enjoyable," Rodwell told the Post. "I've been involved with the U16s, U17s, U18s and U19s, but the U21s is another step up. I was really pleased to get the call for the 21s. To be involved in the 19s then the 21s - it's great to be able to get the chance for two games.
"Being in the U21s is a big step up, because there are a lot of players who play for the 19s but don't make that step up. But I've been playing a bit for Everton in the first team, so I feel I'm capable at this level.
"The players here are first-team regulars, they are great technically, but they are good lads to be around too."