“There’s a good saying that you can’t get too up with the highs or down with the lows.”
Alfie Mawson is reflecting on what he is happy to admit has been an eventful 12 months in his life, before adding: “Hopefully it’ll be a massive high in the summer.”
- Germany v England: 7pm, Friday 24 March 2017
- Brita Arena, Wiesbaden
- Denmark v England: 6pm, Monday 27 March 2017
- Bio Nutria Park, Randers
- Both games live on BT Sport
It’s only his second time away with an England squad at any level, following a rapid rise to the Premier League which has taken in stints with Brentford, Maidenhead, Luton Town, Welling United, Wycombe Wanderers and Barnsley over the last four years.
And the 23-year-old still has to scratch his head when asked to explain the last year which has seen him go from helping Barnsley to promotion from League One to playing in the top flight with Swansea City and earning his first international cap in last November’s game with France on the outskirts of Paris.
“It’s been a rollercoaster of a year, so just to be in the Premier League and representing my country, it’s mental for me,” said Mawson.
“It’s been brilliant, but you’ve got to take these things in your stride and not get too worked up or excited.
“It’s been a bit of an up and down season as we’re still in the relegation picture, which isn’t great, but the new gaffer has come in, changed things and it’s looking up.