Youngster Nathan Trott has revealed it would ‘mean everything’ to make his England debut after being named in Eric Steele’s squad for the UEFA European U19 Championship finals.
Trott, who converted from a winger to a keeper only a couple of years ago, is one of only two keepers named in squad alongside AFC Bournemouth’s Aaron Ramsdale.
The Young Lions kick off their campaign in their Group D opener against Bulgaria today, and Trott is eager to be named in the starting XI for the game.
Speaking on whufc.com, the 18-year-old said: “It would mean everything [to make my debut] because I’ve been around three of four camps with England so it’s been a long wait and I’ve been patient,” he said. “If I make my debut in this camp then it will be great.
“I am enjoying everything about being in the England squad. It’s a new experience for me travelling with an international team like this. We’re travelling quite a lot and getting used to playing in a tournament so everything is new to me.”
Trott has established himself as the Hammers U-23 first choice keeper after some fine displays between the sticks for the club, and earned his first England U-19 call-up last year for friendlies against Norway, Spain and Belarus in March, but is yet to make his debut.
However, under Steele, the Bermudan born keeper believes he can go from strength to strength for both club and country.
“I enjoy working with Eric Steele, he’s a great coach and I think he’s really enthusiastic, he aims to get the most out of you so I think it’s really beneficial working with him.”