Trent Alexander-Arnold says that his new midfielder role with England is giving him an excitement about international football.
Alexander-Arnold has had a relatively disappointing Three Lions’ career. He’s only won 21 caps in total since he made his debut.
Gareth Southgate often places the 25-year old behind Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippy in his right back pecking list. However, he excelled as a central midfielder against Malta in an earlier match.
In the latest England squad announcements, he is listed as a central midfielder and will likely play in that role when England meets Malta at Wembley again on Friday.
Alexander-Arnold stated: “I have a renewed excitement since we discussed in the summer about the midfield position and if it was possible to make it work.
It is an opportunity I’m grateful for, and I will make sure to take advantage of it.
It’s early, but I’m still learning. I’m still picking up on what I’m doing.
It is exciting, and I love learning. I like having that kind understanding of the games, and trying to understand roles and positions. I admire what other people do in there.
Southgate said that Alexander-Arnold has always had the “technical abilities” needed to play as a central midfielder.
Alexander-Arnold stated: “I am able to help my team win matches, and that’s what every player wants.”
The manager told me to do it in the best possible way.
Alexander-Arnold responded: “Absolutely, I often think about it, and it motivates me.”