AARON RAMSDALE proudly inspected his first England cap after being handed his Three Lions debut by Gareth Southgate last night.
As he clutched the cap itself, Ramsdale admitted: “It’s mad, innit.”
Then asked how it feels, he replied: “Special, you know.
“It’s a long time coming. Dreaming of this day for a long time.”
When it was pointed out, tongue in cheek, that he’d marked the occasion with a clean sheet, Ramsdale grinned: Yeah, gotta thank the boys for that haven’t I?
“They played well in front of me, you know?”
The 23-year-old was then jokingly told he could have gotten a goal during the rout.
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He beamed: “My boys text me that actually! They said ‘any chance for a goal?'”
Ramsdale then revealed that his proud, emotional family were in the crowd.
He added: “My family was here as well.
“I think I’ve seen tears during the national anthem.”
Ramsdale went to Euro 2020 in the summer alongside Jordan Pickford and Sam Johnstone, after Dean Henderson withdrew with injury.
And after his move to Arsenal, the call-ups have kept on coming.
Conor Gallagher also made his England debut during last night’s rout, while Ramsdale’s Gunners team-mate Emile Smith Rowe marked his first start with a goal.
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