It’s going to be an amazing feeling for me at Wembley, just to get on that pitch even for a warm-up.
I just keep thinking about it, every time I go to sleep, it’s in my head. It’s a different feeling for me and it’s one that I can’t really describe.
- 8pm, Friday 10 November
- Wembley Stadium connected by EE
It was a strange moment when I found out I would be with the seniors for these games. I remember training was finished at Swansea last Thursday and I was going into the physio room for some treatment. We had Sky Sports News on the TV and that’s how I found out, as it came up as breaking news.
I was privately hopeful that I might get called up, as I always believe in myself and I felt like it came at the right time and now that I’m here, I just hope to take my opportunity.
This week, I’ve found myself thinking a lot about football and my journey in the game so far. For me, I’ve always loved football for as long as I can remember.
I first started playing inside my house, then outside of my house, summer or winter and I was always just playing football and breaking all the things in my house, much to the annoyance of my parents.
I played for a local team in south London called Bruin FC, which was my uncle’s team. He managed it and we used to get a lot of scouts because we did so well at the time. There were a few players from the team who made it into academies at clubs like Arsenal, West Ham and obviously me at Chelsea.
A few of them are still playing too, there’s ‘Fela’ who is on loan at Yeovil from Southampton and another lad at QPR so it’s nice for them to be doing well too.
I joined Chelsea when I was seven and it was good growing up in the academy ranks from there, the development for young players is good and we’re all just trying to reach the top. When you get there, it’s obviously hard to get in, but that’s what you expect at somewhere like Chelsea, you expect proper competition.