England’s Morgan Gibbs-White on his U21 Euro aims
Morgan Gibbs-White is hoping the experiences picked up in his breakthrough season with Wolves can help England to U21 Euro success this summer.
The midfielder is in the U21s squad for the first time as they prepare for the tournament in Italy, after impressing in his appearances at Molineux and for England’s U19s.
- Born: 27/01/2000
- Hometown: Stafford
- Club: Wolverhampton Wanderers
- Idol: Paul Scholes
- Twitter: @MorganGibbs27
He also joins his former England U17s team-mate Phil Foden in the squad, less than two years on from when the pair were part of the side who lifted the U17 World Cup in 2017.
And after joining Aidy Boothroyd’s squad for their pre-tournament training camps at St. George’s Park, he’s now hoping his ability and tournament experience will add another dimension to the team.
“I believe my athleticism and my experience around the first team at Wolves can add something to the squad,” he said.
“And in terms of tournament football, there was the U17s World Cup so I can add that as well.
“It’s been the best achievement in my career so far, it still leaves me speechless each day. It all seemed so quick, but it was best experience and feeling I’ve ever had in football.
“You need a strong chemistry [in the team] but the main thing is the belief to see it out and go through a tournament, winning every single game.
“All the age groups are progressing, so hopefully this time around it’ll be nice to go to Italy, win every game and bring the trophy home.”
The 19-year-old is certainly not short of confidence either, on the back of a season which saw him make his Premier League debut with Wolves and become a firm favourite of boss Nuno Espirito Santo.
And having seen first-hand the commitment required to be a success at the top level, he’s now committed on keeping his place.
“To make my debut in the Premier League, start five games and make 25 appearances, I’m chuffed with how the season’s gone and I’m hoping next season will be even better,” he added.
“When you’re growing up as a youngster, you’re just enjoying it, but when I first made my debut for Wolves, I thought this is the career that I want and this is the life I’m going to be living from now on.
“It just clicked from there really, that I wanted to take this chance. I was always dedicated before but then it hit home to go in and train every day and play games in front of 30,000 people is what I want to do.”