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Youngest EPL footballer says he’s “still pinching himself”

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 27: Harvey Elliott of Fulham before the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Cardiff City at Craven Cottage on April 27, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
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Harvey Elliott made his debut for Fulham on Saturday, becoming the youngest English Premier League footballer to ever play.

Yesterday, Fulham’s Harvey Elliott became the youngest English Premier League player in history with an age of 16 years and 30 days old.

He broke the old record, set by a Fulham player too, of Matthew Briggs who debuted when he was 16 years and 68 days old.

And for the youngster, this is a dream come true.

“It’s not sinking in!” Elliott told fulhamfc.com.

“Maybe in the next couple of days.”

“I’m over the moon, so happy and proud to be part of this Club, and hopefully we can achieve more things in the future. I was a little nervous but it was a very happy moment and a great experience for me,” he added.

“Most of my family was here; Dad, Mum, little brother, little sister, and my Uncle. They were probably more excited than me!”

“Unfortunately we lost, but that’s life, we’ve got next week now to go and prove ourselves again and hopefully we can get the win and finish the season on a high,” he continued.

“Being on the bench, of course, I’ve wanted to get on, but it’s all about what’s best for the team,” he said. “The boys have shown last few weeks how good a team we are with three wins, so I was just happy that we kept winning and happy that we kept three clean sheets.”

“The coaching staff are all top class. They’re good, hard sessions, and that’s showing in the games,” he said.

“We’re playing better football, and that’s thanks to the top class coaching staff and the efforts of all the boys.”