A proud Conor Coady says his approach to life as an England player is the same as when in Wolves colours, and he’ll be ready to step up when called upon by Gareth Southgate.
The Wolves skipper looks in line to collect his second international cap on Thursday evening when England take on Wales at Wembley Stadium and was on media duty alongside his manager in the build-up. The 27-year-old is honoured to have been called up for a second international cap, a month after his debut against Denmark, and is focused on improving as an individual, as well as helping the team in any way he can.
On the honour of being with England
“I mentioned last time, before and after the Denmark game, it was everything I dreamed of and more, honestly, it was incredible. Now I’ve got to the second camp, the feeling’s exactly the same, it’s been amazing this week.
“It’s been fantastic in terms of training and we’ve focused on these three games, because they’re big games for us. Since the last camp, we were looking forward to this one, because the games come thick and fast at international level now, with everything that’s going on in the world, so it’s enjoyable and it’s something we’re all looking forward to.”
On being ready when needed
“Every single time I play for Wolves I try to help the team and club as much as I possible can. That’s something I say all the time and it’s no different when I get called up for international duty as well.
“I want to make sure I’m ready for when and if I’m called upon by the gaffer to help my teammates, to help the team move forward, improve and hopefully get results.
“I’m not someone who looks too far ahead, I look at what’s going on now and at the minute I’m a very proud man to represent my country.”
On his aims in and England shirt
“For me, it’s about learning from the players here. I’m here with world class players, I knew that all along, even before I joined the England set-up. I watched England every single international weekend to see how they got on and to learn from these players is fantastic.
“We’ll see what the future holds, for me, it’s about improving and as long as I can help the players and team here whenever I’m called upon, that’s all that matters to me.”
On how things compare to Wolves
“It’s been brilliant. The last two camps I’ve enjoyed more than anything. In terms of comparing it to Wolves, we have real top players at Wolves as well, where the intensity is really high every day. So, preparing myself for being here has been great because the amount of talent we have is brilliant.
“Speaking about England, and being here, the training, tactical aspect, everything that comes with it has been incredible and I’m learning every time I come. Every time I step onto the training pitch I’m learning, which is the most important thing.”