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Man Utd Luke Shaw admits he had lost hope for England recall

Sun 21 March 2021 | 11:20

The 25-year-old left-back has not featured for the Three Lions for more than two years but he is now ready to take his chance in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

Manchester United

defender

Luke Shaw

has said he believed he would never get the chance to play for England again.

The left-back has been recalled by

Gareth Southgate

for the first time since 2018 ahead of England’s World Cup qualifiers against

San Marino

,

Albania

, and

Poland

.

Shaw is now enjoying the best season of his career with Manchester United and he has been given the opportunity to earn his place in England squad.

Asked if he had lost hope of representing England, Shaw told

United’s official website

: “Yeah, I think so. At times, I made bad mistakes, pulling out of squads maybe at times when I shouldn’t have. That was down to me.

“Of course, back then, I was going through bad times. Especially my family and my girlfriend, they thought that it was done.

“At the start of the season I had ambitions and sat down with my girlfriend and said that I wanted to get back in the England squad, doing everything I can to be back there. You know, of course with my form, I thought there was a bigger chance than ever that I could be back in it.

“Gladly, Gareth’s given me another opportunity to be involved in there, so I’m just really happy and honored to be selected again. Hopefully I can show Gareth why I deserve a spot in the squad.”


source: SportMob