Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw expresses one regret he had before his England comeback
Manchester United defender Luke Shaw revealed in an interview (h/t Manchester Evening News) after England beat Albania 2-0 that he regretted his absence from the national set-up in the past couple of years.
The 25-year-old is having a great season under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and is one of the best performers at the club right now. And this comes after United signed Alex Telles from Porto last summer for the left-back spot.
The Englishman has blown away any competition for that position in the starting XI and is ahead of the Brazilian in the pecking order. His good form has seen him get recalled to start for his national team, something he takes great pride in.
He kept a clean sheet and provided a delicious assist on Sunday as England won 2-0 against Albania in their second FIFA World Cup qualifier match.
This was the first time he played the full 90 minutes in a game for the Three Lions since September 2015. (h/t Transfermarkt) And he says that he was desperately looking to force his way back into Gareth Southgate’s squad.
“The last two years, I’ve been watching the game and really regretting not being able to take my chance when I’ve had them. I’m so happy to be back. Even if I’m not playing and I’m around the squad, it’s still brilliant.”
Shaw mentioned how he wants to be in the Euros squad in the summer and that he is aware of the competition for the left-back spot in the national side. Ben Chilwell of Chelsea is one player that he should keep an eye on.
“There’s very high competition, Chilly (Chilwell) played the other night and he was outstanding. He’s a really, really good player. Competition is great and I’ll keep pushing myself.”
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It’s wonderful to see Shaw translating his club form on the pitch for the England team as well. This seems like a career-defining season for him, and with him just 25, it’s not too late for him to fulfil his potential and establish himself as one of the best left-backs in the world.