UK time is: 12:07:53
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Lallana's Pride At England Call Up

Adam Lallana has revealed he was shocked to find out he had been selected by Roy Hodgson for the England team, but he was flushed with pride at the decision.

Speaking to saintsfc after discovering he had been drafted into the squad for the Ukraine game, Lallana said.

'I'm totally shocked to be honest, and I didn't think the gaffer was being serious when he called to tell me this morning. I must have asked him if he was having me on a dozen times! It's such a proud accomplishment to be called up, it's probably the proudest moment of my career so far.'

Lallana has represented England at other levels, but this is his first senior call up and although he doesn't expect to figure heavily, he's going to enjoy the experience regardless.

'I'm looking forward to the experience, I've been called up quite late so I'm realistic in accepting I might not be that heavily involved. Even if I don't get the chance to feature, it's nice to know that you are in the thoughts of the national manager.'

Lallana was also modest enough to comment it wasn't just about him, the call up reflects positively on all the work Southampton have done over the past few years to re-establish ourselves in the top flight.

'I think it reflects really well on the club, and I think everyone can be proud of it. It shows how far Southampton have come. I'm sure I won't be the last person to represent our country as some of the young lads can go all the way.'

Vital Saints on: facebook

Vital Saints on: twitter

Join Vital Saints

It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Vital Saint Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday September 10 2012

Time: 4:53PM

Your Comments

If I can remember properly, He is the 2nd non top 8 player that deserves a call up. Other was Shorey for his one awesome season. Adam deserves this and deserves playing time.
LeFondle18
No idea on that score mate, but pleased to see Hodgson actually shying away from the press sucked players and looking for people like Adam who will give his all, have pride, and not treat the call up as an excuse to increase his sponsorships.
Vital Saint
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Southampton Articles

Southampton Confirm Chambers Move (Monday July 28 2014)

Wenger Confirms Chambers Capture? (Monday July 28 2014)

Chambers Set For Arsenal? (Saturday July 26 2014)

Bournemouth 0-1 Southampton (Saturday July 26 2014)

Reed Signs Four Year Deal (Friday July 25 2014)

Swindon Was Okay - Koeman (Tuesday July 22 2014)

Forster Offer Rejected? (Tuesday July 22 2014)

Archived Southampton Articles

List All Vital Saints Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Vital Saint 40
2. scootch 2
3. Wayne Beale 2
4. SteveBish 1
5. amc335 1
6. David Smith 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Man Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
12. Newcastle 0 0 0 0 0 0
13. Q.P.R. 0 0 0 0 0 0
14. Southampton 0 0 0 0 0 0
15. Spurs 0 0 0 0 0 0
16. Stoke 0 0 0 0 0 0
17. Sunderland 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

Barkley one of the best in the World
Everton : 30/07/2014 11:00:00
If Only We Have Hindsight?
Spurs : 30/07/2014 10:22:00
Young at Heart?
Chelsea : 30/07/2014 09:02:00
Barkley rewarded
Everton : 30/07/2014 09:00:00
Club withdraws from Lukaku chase?
Everton : 30/07/2014 08:48:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man U MotM
Suggested By:  Vital Saint
Boruc 20%
Clyne 1%
Shaw 1%
Schneiderlin 1%
Fonte 3%
Lovren 5%
Cork 13%
Wanyama 7%
Lambert 32%
S Davis 5%
Lallana 9%
Sub - Gallagher 1%
Sub - Ward-Prowse 1%
Sub - Chambers 1%