According to the Bournemouth manager, the recent England call-up has injected a lot of confidence into Callum Wilson’s career.
In November of last year, Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson debuted with the England national team in what people could only describe as a big dream: by scoring his first goal against the United States in a friendly match.
And now, he has been called up again for the upcoming Euro 2020 Qualifiers.
“It can only be a good thing for your psychological state and for how you feel about yourself,” the Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe told Sky Sports.
“It’s a huge honour, a big boost and I think it makes you come into training feeling ten-foot tall and I hope it has for Callum. I’ve seen in him real confidence, a spring in his step.”
“He did incredibly well physically in the match. He’s trained well this week so he’s in a good place,” Howe added.
“When he plays 90 minutes for his club team then I’ve got no problem with him being called up. Gareth (Southgate) was there at the game as well so he would have seen what I’d seen.”
“He played the full match and didn’t look tired or fatigued at all. He’s sharp and in good form, so we were delighted to see him in the England squad,” he continued.
“They’ve been on a good run and they’ve been resolute, hard to beat. They’ve changed the system a couple of times and it’s worked for them.”
“I think Rafa Benitez has done an excellent job galvanising the team and his recruitment’s been very smart,” he said.
“Our historical games against them have always been tight affairs. We’ve won some and they’ve won some so I expect a tough match. This is a big game for us.”
Delighted to be called up again to represent my country 🦁🦁🦁 pic.twitter.com/GPCduV0YC5
— Callum Wilson (@CallumWilson) March 13, 2019