Jonjo Shelvey's pride in England call-up

2nd October 2014
Jonjo Shelvey is full of pride after becoming Swansea's first ever player to receive a call-up to England's senior national squad.

Following an impressive start to the season with the Swans, the 22-year-old midfielder has been named in England boss Roy Hodgson's 23-man squad for their Euro 2016 qualifiers against San Marino and Estonia.

And Shelvey revealed his pride as he aims to add to the one international appearance he made in England's 5-0 win over San Marino in October 2012.

"It's fantastic to be called up by England at any level, but to be called up to the senior side is a very proud moment for me," declared Shelvey. "I've just spoken to my family and they're all over the moon.

"It's nice to be recognised for my performances in recent weeks. Hopefully I can show everyone what I can do in the upcoming international matches.

"My main focus is on the game against Newcastle this Saturday, but I am looking forward to training with England on Monday. 

"It's a big thing for me and my family. There will be a lot of my relatives in the crowd supporting me."

In addition to Shelvey, nine other Swans stars have been selected to represent their respective national teams in the upcoming international fixtures.

And the English midfielder paid tribute to Swans manager Garry Monk and his staff in the club's fantastic representation on the international front.

"A lot of it is down to Monks and the coaching staff here with the way they have got us playing," added Shelvey. "We have earned a lot of praise for that.

"During the last international break there was only about eight of us here training, so it's a credit to everyone at Swansea for earning international recognition."

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