Le Tissier has high hopes for England Under-21s

By SFC Media Fri 16 Jun International
Photo by Reuters | Matt Le Tissier

Matt Le Tissier is hoping England can continue their fantastic summer at the Under-21 European Championships in Poland.

The Young Lions kick-start their campaign against Sweden today (17:00 BST), and will be hoping to replicate the Under-20 World Cup and Toulon Tournament successes.

“I’ll certainly be keeping an eye on the results,” explained Le Tissier.

“The youngsters so far this summer have done brilliantly and it is has been an exciting time for England’s youth development.

“So I’ll be keeping an ear to the ground throughout the tournament, and hopefully they can go and win that as well.”

Saints have four representatives in Aidy Boothroyd’s squad: James Ward-Prowse, Nathan Redmond, Jack Stephens and Matt Targett.

And Le Tissier is hopeful that the quartet can use the under-21 platform to launch successful senior international careers.

“It’s great for the club when the players are getting international recognition,” he continued.

“We saw Ryan [Bertrand] setting up Harry Kane superbly in the last senior game against France the other week.

“So the boys in the Under-21s now have a chance to go and make their mark at that level, and hopefully they too can then step up to the senior level.”

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