Aaron Ramsdale has revealed that Tottenham striker Harry Kane helped him to settle into the England squad after his first call up to the side.
Ramsdale has been in fine form since joining the Gunners in the summer, and has been included in Gareth Southgate’s latest squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Albania and San Marino.
He is yet to make his senior Three Lions debut, but his impressive performances this season could put him in strong contention to make an appearance in either of the aforementioned fixtures.
Ramsdale is still a relatively fresh face in the England squad and no doubt he was feeling the nerves when he received his first call up to represent the nation.
However, the Arsenal keeper has revealed that Spurs talisman Kane helped him to settle in and made him feel comfortable on his arrival to the squad.
Speaking on the Tubes & Ange Golf Life YouTube channel, he said: “It started a long time ago so credit to the manager and his staff. But the first proper time I was called up and straight away it was like I’d been there for years.
“You talk about experienced players like Harry Kane, Jordan Henderson and Kyle Walker. You could just go and sit on their table, have food with them and it was like I’d known them for ages.
“It was one of the main things I really enjoyed. You could speak to anyone and have fun.”
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With Kane being the England captain you’d expect him to be a leader and he demonstrated that with Ramsdale and the other new arrivals. But even if he didn’t have the armband, he’d likely still have a strong leadership role regardless.
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