Skipper says spirit in the squad is 'very, very good'.
Click here to watch the full video interview with Jonjo.
England U19s captain Jonjo Shelvey paid tribute to his squad-mates as they progressed through the First Qualifying Round of this season’s European Championship.
Shelvey led the Young Lions to impress victories against Albania and Cyprus before they narrowly, and undeservedly, lost against hosts Belgium in their final match.
That was still done enough for Noel Blake’s team to secure their place in the Elite Qualifying Round next Spring when the competition heats up as teams play for a spot in the Finals in Romania next July.
"Overall, as a team and as a nation, we've done really well this week,” revealed Shelvey, in an interview with FATV after the final game.
"Noel has said that everyone has made their contribution, which they have, and the spirit in the camp is very, very good as well.
"All of the players here have started a game, which is good because you need a decent squad for tournament football.
"We’ve played three games in six days, which is very tough on your body so you have to listen to the people who know best.
"Obviously it's worked and we've qualified.”
Shelvey has been something of an inspirational skipper too. The Liverpool midfielder put in a man-of-the-match performance in the U19s’ first game of the season in September, before again proving to be a key player over the three games in Belgium.
"It's been a privilege to be captain of this team,” he admitted.
"As captain, you have to try and be a leader and I think I have the skills to be a leader.
“The game against Slovakia went really well, not just for the team, but for me as well and we’ve done well out here and played some really good football.”Watch the full interview with Jonjo, where he talks about life with Liverpool, more about the game with Belgium and his future ambitions, by clicking the link on the right or at the top of your screen.