Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has revealed he regretted not taking his chances with the England national team.
The left-back made a winning return to the national team set-up as he helped the Three Lions to a 2-0 win away to Albania on Sunday in a World Cup qualifier.
Speaking after the match, Shaw revealed he has been watching the Three Lions the past two years.
“The last two years I’ve been watching the games and regretting not taking my chance when I had them,”
the left-back told ITV after the match in Tirana.
“I’m so happy to be back and even if I’m not playing, just to be around the squad is still brilliant. Of course, I would love to be in the Euros squad [this summer], I think every single England player would want to be.
“There is very high competition - Chilly [Ben Chilwell] played the other night [against San Marino] and was outstanding. He’s a really good player and competition is great and I will just keep pushing myself.”
Shaw's best moment came in the first half when he delivered a perfect cross for Harry Kane to score the opener.
“I think it was a crucial time for me,” said United's no.23. “I gave a few sloppy balls away and when you play with Harry Kane you know he’s going to be in the box and you know he’s going to always be there.
“It was a great header by him, and a great time for us to get the opener and settle things down.
“I’m very happy to win in my first game back,”
he added. “I think Gareth said it before, but we’re really after clean sheets at the moment.
“We got another clean sheet tonight but the pitch was very difficult. We got another three points and it’s job done. I’m very happy to be back in the fold.”
Shaw will be hoping to start again when the Three Lions host Poland in their final match.