Freddie Woodman wants more international success
"It’s been an interesting 12 months for me. It went from such a high saving that penalty and going on to lift the World Cup. Then I had to quickly get my mind back focused on setting my standards every day at training and whenever I played. I feel like I have done that this season and I managed to make my debut for Newcastle, and went on loan to a fantastic club in Aberdeen and got more games there. I always feel like I’m growing and continuing to learn and I saw this camp as another opportunity to progress as a player.
"Me and Dael Fry were talking about that this other day, we haven’t had a full summer off for ages – but you’d much rather that. It’s always an honour to play for England and I’d give up my holidays any time to come and play for my country. It can be difficult coming off the back of last year’s World Cup, which was obviously a huge tournament, to come to this one that is not as perceived to be as big. I can understand why some people might think it would be hard for us to get up for it, but at the end of the day there is a trophy up for grabs – and if there’s one thing about this team it’s that we love winning as much as possible. We know this is another opportunity for our age group to get our hands on more silverware.
"We’ve set high standards for ourselves and it’s so important we don’t let them slip. You can see with the first team that there are a lot of young lads getting their chance, and we have Lewis Cook and Tammy Abraham with us out here who have had theirs. That’s where we all want to get to and we want to make the step up as soon as we can – so we have to keep performing and doing the right things, and you never know what is around the corner."