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Smith Rowe is just getting started - England U21 manager

Tue 16 March 2021 | 5:11

The young English star has attracted a lot of attention with his good performance.

England U-21 coach Aidy Boothroyd believes that Emile Smith Rowe is at the beginning of his rise at

Arsenal

.

The 20-year-old star has performed well in Mikel Arteta's squad and has been one of the key factors in improving the Gunners' Christmas results. He made his Premier League debut in Boxing Day against

Chelsea

and has since been in the starting line-up for 11 of Arsenal's next 13 games. He sent four assists to his teammates and was one of the key players in Sunday's crucial match on Sunday when Arsenal defeated Tottenham. Now the head coach of the England Under-21 team has praised him.

“Honesty is the word that jumps out to me," the coach said. "We can talk about all the technical qualities that he’s got, his willingness to work for the team. But he is so honest in what he does.

“He is desperate to please. You can see the little techniques in his game, particularly without the ball, people wouldn’t really associate him without the ball, but his willingness to work, to get into position, to check his shoulders, to make sure he is doing what the coach wants him to do.

“I think probably the key thing for him, what I like so much about him, is his football brain.

“He is one of those players who sees things happening before they actually occur. Sees a pass, runs into a space where he thinks the ball is going to be. We are only seeing the start of him.

“If he can stay fit we have got a real player on our hands there."

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