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Tuesday 23 September K.O. 19:45

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Ossie Eyes More Caps

England debutant has a hunger for further international action.

Ossie Eyes More Caps
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Leon Osman immediately set his sights on winning further England caps after making his international debut on Wednesday evening.

The 31-year-old played the full 90 minutes of the Three Lions' 4-2 defeat to Sweden, putting in a performance in the centre of midfield which compelled manager Roy Hodgson to say he looked like a seasoned international.

And Osman admitted he had fulfilled a boyhood dream by representing his country in Stockholm.

He said: "To walk out there and sing the national anthem and play in the game was what every kid wants to do - and I am still a kid deep inside so I was delighted by it.

“I was disappointed not to nick a goal. I certainly felt comfortable and enjoyed it.

“I don’t think I had to prove anything. I’ve shown I’m capable of performing at this level.

"I said the other day I am delighted to be here and go out there and get a cap - it is what I wanted to do.

"Now I have got one cap, I want more."

Hodgson gave hope to those ambitions too, singling out the Blues’ Academy graduate for praise on his performance.

He said: “All three of the debutants did very, very well – Osman in particular.

“He played as if he’d been in the national team all of his life.”

Michael RiceBrilliant Oz MOTM for me. Luv to see his performance stats. Look forward to his next appearance

Friday 16th November 08:34 Report Comment

James DriskellAn excellent showing. Proud to be an Evertonian!

Thursday 15th November 22:39 Report Comment

tim leahyWell done Leon long overdue

Thursday 15th November 21:46 Report Comment

Michael KingOssis you did yourself proud well done......your age should not stop you look at Scott Parker he is 32....go for it son

Thursday 15th November 19:24 Report Comment

David Moorheadwell done mate, you were class

Thursday 15th November 16:53 Report Comment

william brierlyWhat we already knew , your a class act Ossie,here's to many more caps

Thursday 15th November 16:45 Report Comment

bernard philipsWell of course he played like a seasoned veteran , he is one and particulary good, in fact amazing. coyozzie

Thursday 15th November 15:19 Report Comment

Victor TayGreat job Ossie!

Thursday 15th November 14:26 Report Comment

john williamsWell played Leon you deserve many more, MOTM in my opinion

Thursday 15th November 12:51 Report Comment
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