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Shaw hopes to be part of the Euro 2020 squad

Sun 28 March 2021 | 20:03

The Red Devils defender is eager to seal a place in Gareth Southgate’s squad after a long time of being away from the England national team.

Luke Shaw

is pushing to book himself a place in the squad for

England

’s Euro 2020 after featuring for England after two-and-a-half-years in the World Cup qualifier battle against Albania which came down to a 2-0 victory.

The 25-year-old contributed an assist for Harry Kane’s opener and Mason Mount went on to secure their victory with a goal.

England will welcome Poland on Wednesday for another qualifier. They also have two friendlies left against Austria and Romania before

Gareth Southgate

selects the squad for the Euro 2020.

Shaw said in an interview with ITV Sport:

"Very happy to win on my first game back. Gareth [Southgate] said it before we want clean sheets and we got another. The pitch at times was difficult but we got the three points. Job done.

“The goal came at a crucial time for me as I gave a couple of sloppy balls away. When you play with Harry you know he will be in that area for you to hit.

"We controlled the tempo well at times. Their only chances came from mistakes to us. The pitch didn't help but no excuses. We know we made a couple of mistakes. Gareth said after we needed to control it better. Better teams might punish us.

He went on to talk about his ambitions for the summer and being away from the national team, saying:

"The last two years I have been watching the games and regretting not having taken my chance when I had them. I am just so happy to be back, even if I'm not playing and just around the squad it's still brilliant.

“I would love to be in the Euros squad. I think every single English player would want to. There is very high competition, Ben Chilwell played the other night and was outstanding, he's a really, really good player. I will keep pushing myself.”

The England international has revealed his fear of never being called up for international duty again, but was offered a place courtesy of his talismanic display at Manchester United this season, playing as a regular.


source: SportMob