Conor Coady has spoken about how proud he is to represent England at Euro 2020.

Coady told the official England podcast he couldn’t imagine being in this position as recently as four or five years ago.

When he was a player milling around the lower reaches of the Championship, the Three Lions understandably felt a long way off.

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“To be honest, four or five years ago, I would never have said I could have done this – got to this point,” said Coady of getting into the England squad for the Euros.

“I was playing in the Championship, I couldn’t see us getting promoted with Wolves at the time. We were towards the bottom.

“I never thought back then that I could play for England. It’s something that you dream about but I thought back then it was gonna be tough.

 

“So to be called up it was incredible and filled me with immense pride. It’s fantastic, it’s something I’ll remember forever.”

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Will Coady play at the Euros?

His best chance will come if Gareth Southgate moves to a back three.

Coady has vast experience of playing in that system with Wolves, where he is the central organiser in the three.

Harry Maguire’s fitness issue and Ben White’s lack of international experience mean Coady has got a chance.

But John Stones and Tyrone Mings have kept two clean sheets in two games so far, so Southgate may not tinker with his defensive system at this stage.

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