Wales' youngest player Wilson has potential, says Coleman
Wednesday 16 October 2013
Wales manager Chris Coleman has been full of praise towards Liverpool’s Harry Wilson, who became the country’s youngest ever player on Tuesday against Belgium, writes the BBC.
Wilson, who was 16 years and 207 days old when he appeared for Wales, beat Gareth Bale, the previous record holder, by 108 days. As Craig Bellamy played his final game for his country, Wilson played his first as he came on with minutes remaining during the 1-1 draw with Belgium on Tuesday.
Wales boss Coleman was full of praise for the youngster: “If he fulfils his potential there is another good player on our hands.
“Now he has had a little taste of it, that cements his future with Wales for the next 10 or 15 years,” Coleman added.
Wilson, who has been on Liverpool’s books since 2005, could have qualified to play for England as he has English grandfather, but the midfielder opted for Wales.
Coleman was quick to insist that it was Wilson’s choice to play for Wales over England. “It wasn't just us wanting Harry Wilson's services. We know that,” said Coleman.
“We spoke with his parents on Friday and they said he wanted to play for Wales which is great. He's been brilliant in training. He is full of enthusiasm and has shown some lovely touches.”
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