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Lingard reveals Southgate’s advice to stay in Premier Leauge

Wed 24 March 2021 | 9:54

Former Manchester United winger Jesse Lingard has revealed that England manager Gareth Southgate told him to join West Ham on loan.

Lingard

failed to nail down a first-team regular under

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

and did not feature in a single match for the Red Devils in the 2020-21 season before he joined

West Ham

on loan in January.

The winger has been an instant hit for

David Moyes

’ side and has five goals and two assists to his name in his first seven Premier League matches to help the Hammers in their bid for a top-four finish.

His latest form has earned him a recall to the England team for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against

San Marino

,

Albania

, and

Poland

.

Lingard could have joined other clubs in Europe, but reveals that Southgate advised him to stay in the Premier League.

“He’s shown a lot of support and belief in me, he gave me my England debut, which I’m proud of,”

Lingard told 

talkSPORT

 of Southgate

.

“I still kept in contact with him even though I wasn’t playing, just to get his advice on what I should do.

“It was just about the right move, whether it was going out to Europe or staying in the Premier League.

“He said, ‘If I was you, I would stay in the Premier League’. After that, it was about finding a Premier League side and West Ham fitted in perfectly.”


source: SportMob