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‘I nearly fell off my chair when Shearer said I should get England call-up’

first_img 3 3 Wolves have been one of the surprise packages of the campaign so far, with last season’s Championship winners currently sitting seventh in the Premier League table – one place above Manchester United.Coady missed out on a place in Southgate’s latest squad for England’s upcoming Nations League matches against Croatia and Spain, but Match of the Day pundits Shearer and Wright both agreed that ‘it won’t be long’ until the former Liverpool man gets his first senior call-up.And asked about the praise from two legends of the English game, Coady told Tuesday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “It was fantastic listening to what they said.“I was sat at home on the couch watching it and I’ve watched Match of the Day all my life, so I nearly fell off the couch when they started speaking about it!“It was brilliant, but it’s not something I really think about to be honest. Coady has developed into a top centre-back and leader since leaving Liverpool for Wolves in 2015 “It’s something where, if it ever came, it would be great.“But I’m not thinking about it too much, I’m just concentrating on playing as well as I can for Wolves, getting better and listening to the manager as much as possible.”While Coady patiently waits for his chance to shine, though, Ian Wright believes he’s been hard done by by Southgate.The Three Lions boss revealed last season that he was impressed by the young defender’s form in the Championship, but would have to prove himself in the Premier League before he was considered for the national team.But in his latest squad, the England manager selected Mason Mount, the 19-year-old Derby midfielder on loan from Chelsea who has not made a single appearance in the top flight.Wright said on MOTD:  “Last season Coady played brilliantly in the Championship and didn’t get a call-up, because of that reason. Wolves captain Conor Coady has told talkSPORT he nearly fell off the sofa when he watched Premier League legends Alan Shearer and Ian Wright tip him for an England call-up on TV.The 25-year-old centre-back is said to be in Gareth Southgate’s long-term thoughts for the Three Lions after impressing for the newly promoted side.center_img Coady captained England throughout his youth career – here seen alongside current England skipper Harry Kane (far right) back in 2013 Coady has admitted he was shocked by talk of an England call-up 3 “Now you see Mason Mount, who got his call-up and deservedly so as well, and the Wolverhampton fans are very disappointed because they thought that Conor Coady should have got one.“Now he’s continued that form into the Premier League and he’s been overlooked.“I share their disappointment because he’s been magnificent.Shearer added: “He’s played at youth level for England, captained England’s Under-17s, Under-19s and Under-20s – if he keeps on performing like that it won’t be long before he gets a full shout from Gareth Southgate.”last_img

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