England star opens up to ambitions of playing at the top level.
Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana has dropped the biggest hint yet that his future lies away from the south coast by admitting that he has ambitions of playing in the Champions League, according to Sky Sports.
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Liverpool, who came desperately close to winning their first Premier League title last season, have been heavily linked with a move for the England star this summer after securing their spot in Europe’s most elite club competition.
Brendan Rodgers believes Lallana would be a useful addition, with the talented forward having shown that he is capable of competing at the very highest level.
And Lallana’s exceptional form has even earned him a spot in England’s World Cup squad, giving him further chance to impress.
On his hopes for the future, Lallana said: “I’m ambitious. I have aspirations to play in the Champions League.
“Ever since I’ve played international football, you realise there’s that other level to play at. It would be great.
“I went to a couple of the Champions League games last year and the feeling you get, the buzz, it’s an unbelievable atmosphere. It’s definitely a goal of mine to play in the Champions League.”
The 26-year-old has seen his career take a fast trajectory from League One to the cusp of football’s greatest intentional tournament in the space of just three short years.
“I feel I’ve come a long way, it’s been a special season, not just for me, but for the club as a whole,” he added.
“A lot of the lads, especially with the England call-up, have been recognised, and a record points tally and finishing eighth with the squad we have was a remarkable achievement.
“Personally, just to contribute to that and getting my England call-up and obviously being in the World Cup squad is a dream come true. That has topped it all off.
“It’s a combination of a lot of things but it’s been thoroughly great to play for Southampton this year with a lot of the English lads.”
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