Surprise call up looking to make an impression.
Southampton striker Rickie Lambert has insisted that he fully intends to make the most of his call up to the England national team for this week’s friendly against Scotland by ensuring he leaves a lasting impression, talkSPORT reports.
The 31-year-old scored 15 goals for the Saints last season in what was their debut Premier League season, and he has been rewarded for that fine form with his first ever call up to the national side, something which he intends to make the most of while he can and hopes to impress enough to be considered for selection to next summer’s World Cup.
“I’m trying to show here and when I’m playing for Southampton that I can bring something to the squad,” he said.
“It’s been a bit of a blur the last few days. It was hard to sink in at first and I’ve tried to play it cool but I am really excited, obviously.
“I’m trying to enjoy every moment and take it in but I’ve got a job to do and I’ve got to do well. I’m here to try and do well and that’s what I’m focused on.
“I’m always confident I can score so, hopefully, if the chance comes I can take it.”