Man Utd left-back Luke Shaw has revealed he didn’t expect to be called back up for England having last featured in 2018.
After returning to Gareth Southgate’s squad for the World Cup qualifiers, he said: “
At times, I made bad mistakes, pulling out of squads maybe at times when I shouldn’t have. That was down to me.
“Of course, back then, I was going through bad times. There was in the back of my mind, especially my family and my girlfriend, they thought that it was done.
“At the start of the season I had ambitions and sat down with my girlfriend and said that I wanted to get back in the England squad, doing everything I can to be back there.
You know, of course with my form, I thought there was a bigger chance than ever that I could be back in it.
“Gladly, Gareth’s given me another opportunity to be involved in there, so I’m just really happy and honoured to be selected again. Hopefully I can show Gareth why I deserve a spot in the squad.”