Jordan Henderson is set to make his 50th appearance for the England national team against Montenegro on Monday night.
Henderson and England travel to Montenegro on Monday night, as the Liverpool captain is set to reach a milestone with the national team.
“I can remember there were a lot of experienced and top players in the team and the squad,” said Henderson via Daily Mail. “I was delighted to make my debut but I came off thinking I’ve got a long way to go if I want to stay at this level.
“It gave me a taste for it, to want to improve and get better, to make sure I could go back and perform regularly for England. If I play, it will be nice to get to 50 caps but it is not something I will think about now. Maybe I will do it at the end of my career.”
Henderson also spoke about current England squad, which is full of young and talented lads who are expected to have great careers in football.
“It’s even harder to stay in this squad,” he continued. “Football always changes. There are always new players coming in at your club, or young players coming through with your club or England. You have to be ready, given 100%, improve and get better.
“At Liverpool and England, it’s about moving forward and going in the right direction and you don’t want to be left behind, by any means. I want to improve every season, every training session. I’ll continue that until I finish my career.
“There is a lot of great young talent coming through. The future is bright and everyone is excited. They are going to go through ups and downs, and they need to be prepared. It’s looking very positive, but we have to keep working hard, keep going.
“If we do that, we’ll have a good chance of getting where we want to get to. They will need the right people around them. But they have some great senior lads in the team as well who will help them.”
— England (@England) March 24, 2019