England defender Luke Shaw excited to be back involved with the Three Lions this term

After his fitness frustrations of the last few years, England and Manchester United’s Luke Shaw has been back with a bang this term. Here, the former Southampton man explains why there’s a different feeling around the camp as we end a memorable 2018.

Saturday 17 Nov 2018
It's been great to be back involved with England again this season

It’s been really nice to be back involved with England again this season.

You can just feel a massive change is coming, you feel a different atmosphere and vibe around the camp which I hadn’t known before.

It’s exciting times and it’s a big privilege for me to be among it and you can just feel that something special will hopefully happen soon.

There's a great feeling around the England squad at the moment

The way Gareth and Steve have set the team out is amazing. We’ve got a lot of positive young players that are coming through and even though they’re young, they’ve got massive experience at international level already.

It was great to be called up in September and it was unfortunate what happened in the home game against Spain when I had to come off in the first half.

And unfortunately I wasn’t here for the last camp because of injury, but those results tell you how far we’ve come in such a short space of time.

You can see how quickly we’re improving as a team as a whole and it really doesn’t surprise me at all, ever since Gareth got the job two years ago.

I’d played under Gareth and Steve, who is a big part of his team, for the U21s a few years before and I knew the way they wanted to play back then, with fast, quick movement and attacking football.

I played under Gareth and Steve for the U21s back in 2013. Who can you spot from that line-up?

So it was nice to see Gareth get the job, not just because I’d enjoyed working with him before but because I knew what he could bring and how he’d help the team.

And now you can see what they’ve done. People can see this team is going places and everyone wants to be involved, which can only be a good thing for Gareth, for him to have that headache over who he has to pick.

It’s a great time to be in the England squad and it’s only going to push everyone on even more.

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By Luke Shaw England and Manchester United