Southampton skipper Lallana remaining level-headed after England call

Adam Lallana has insisted he will not be getting ahead of himself after a Man of the Match performance on Saturday and being called-up for England, Sky Sports has reported.

Lallana, who has captained the Southampton side since their return to the Premier League, put in a standout performance against Hull City on Saturday in front of Roy Hodgson, who was watching in the stands. The 25-year-old was part of Hodgson’s squad last year to face Ukraine, but Lallana remained an unused substitute.

Hodgson also picked Lallana’s Southampton teammates Jay Rodriguez and Rickie Lambert for the England squad to face Chile and Germany after an impressive start to the season for the club, which sees the Saints third in the Premier League.

But Lallana insists he will not be getting ahead of himself ahead of one of the biggest weeks of his career. “I just want to keep my feet on the ground and keep working hard,” he said.

I want to enjoy my time away with England and hopefully, if I get some minutes, try to impress. Someone did mention Roy was in the crowd but it is one of those things you have to try and put to the back of your mind and concentrate on your job,” Lallana added.

Every time I play I just want to go on to the pitch and enjoy my football and play to the best of my ability, help the team get three points,” the midfielder continued. “I feel like I am playing with freedom and confidence at the minute, as the team is, and that is one of the main reasons why we are getting these good results.

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