Everton Winger Retains England Hope

Everton Winger Retains England Hope

Everton forward Theo Walcott is not giving up hope of securing a return to the England set up after a strong start to the term. Walcott struggled to settle into life with Everton last term under Sam Allardyce but he has played with much more freedom already in the early stages of 2018-19.

The 29-year-old boasts two goals from three outings and he is hoping a continuation of that form will lead him straight back into the Three Lions’ squad.
He hasn’t featured for England since 2016, having missed out on both Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup, but Walcott feels he still has plenty to offer.

Walcott said: “My ambition is to play well for this club, and for this club to achieve what I believed they can when I joined it. And then if I play well, then who knows? But yes, that’s obviously that’s one big thing for me to get back into the England squad.

“I haven’t been in there for a couple of years now but yes, if I continue to play the right stuff I’ll hopefully get back in there. But my goal isn’t to be thinking of England, my goal is to be playing well for Everton football club first, and then obviously we can cross that bridge when we come to it.

“But yes, obviously you always want to play for your country. I’ve got 47 caps and I want that to be a lot more. So yes, I’ll continue to play well and we’ll see where that takes me.”

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