Everton boss believes Osman deserves his call-up to the England squad
Everton boss David Moyes says he's 'thrilled' that Leon Osman has earned his first call-up to the England squad.
The 31-year-old Toffees midfielder has been at Goodison since he was a teenager, coming through the club's academy.
He represented England at U16s level and now Roy Hodgson has handed him a return to the international fold after naming him in the squad for Wednesday's trip to Sweden
And the Everton boss, who gave Osman his Premier League debut back in 2003, believes the Wigan-born midfielder's form can help the Three Lions.
"I think when you get to Ozzie's age and have been around the block a few times, you might think that your chance has gone," he said.
"But I'm really pleased Roy has selected him, because on form in the Premier League, he is playing as well as anybody.
"He is a determined, committed little footballer, and a really good footballer. If given the opportunity, he will help England play and get them on the ball.
"He wants the ball, he has lots of attributes and he is a tough little lad as well.
"We have played him in three or four different positions and because of the level of football intelligence he has got, he is able to do those jobs to the best of his ability.
"We are really thrilled he has got a call-up."