Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard admits he’s ‘buzzing’ to earn an England recall, having experienced a ‘mentally challenging’ period outside the squad.
The 28-year-old has scored four times in six matches for West Ham since joining the Hammers on loan from parent club Manchester United in late January.
That form has seen Lingard earn a recall to the Three Lions for the first time in nearly three years for upcoming games against Albania and Poland.
Lingard has barely featured for United in the past year and his hopes of making this summer’s European Championships squad were remote until a move to the London Stadium.
And the midfielder admits he’s delighted to earn the recall from Gareth Southgate after a period out of the side.
‘Buzzin to be recalled back into the @England squad after 2 years,’ said Lingard.
‘Its been a long journey very mentally challenging but full of hard work and belief
‘Thank you to everyone who believed in me, this is just the start’.
The left-back has been in sensational form for the Red Devils and is the current favourite to start at the Euros.
Elsewhere, Trent Alexander-Arnold was dropped due to his form for Liverpool, as Southgate picked Kyle Walker and Reece James.