Last Updated: Thu, 09 May 2013 15:37
Southampton's Nathaniel Clyne is hoping to be involved in the England Under-21s' quest for European Championship success this summer.
The young right-back is expecting to find out next week if he will make the grade when coach Stuart Pearce names his squad for the tournament, which will take place in Israel next month.
Clyne is hoping to get the nod alongside Saints' team-mate Luke Shaw and he is relishing the possibility of representing his country.
He told the Echo: "It's a big opportunity for me to play in a tournament such as the under-21s, lots of players have done well after going to that tournament and hopefully I can do the same if I'm picked.
"It's a lot of football, but it gives me a chance to improve and get some experience at international level."
On the chances of England, who have won their last nine games without conceding a goal, winning the tournament, Clyne added: "I think we're unbeaten in nine and haven't conceded either. That's quality.
"We're confident going into the tournament and hopefully we can do England proud and win it.
"That would be great. Throughout my career I want to be the one winning trophies and hopefully if I progress well and the team does well we can win it."
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