Chelsea midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah has revealed he is looking forward to the U21 European Championship which is set to commence later today and Chalobah is hopeful the Young Lions can make a lasting impression in Poland.
“I’m really looking forward to it,” Chalobah told Chelsea’s official website.
“It’s been a long time preparing for it and I’m just waiting for it to start now. We’ve done well going in to the tournament. We will try and take the confidence we have got from our recent games into the competition.
“From my experiences at the past two tournaments we didn’t do well, but tournament football is always different. It can often just depend on the day of the game, and whether you turn up. It’s about trying to get as many points as you can to get out of the group.”
Chalobah is one of the experienced players in the squad after being part of the last two editions with the Young Lions. Chalobah was just 18 when he featured in all three of England’s group games at the 2013 edition in Israel after a fantastic season on loan at Watford. He was the second-youngest player at the tournament.
“Just to handle the pressure well,” Chalobah said when asked what advice he would be passing on to his less experienced team-mates.
“We are a big nation and there is a lot of pressure on us to do well especially at major tournaments. We have to be ready for that.”