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DREAM COME TRUE

Posted on 13 May 2006  - 12:00

Aaron Lennon describes being part of the England group preparing for their World Cup voyage to Germany as a dream come true.

Aaron Lennon describes being part of the England group preparing for their World Cup voyage to Germany as a dream come true.

The 19-year-old made 29 appearances for us in his first season after joining last summer as a young prospect from Leeds United. An injury suffered by fellow right-sider Wayne Routledge in the opening game of the season down at Portsmouth paved the way for Aaron to forge ahead in his new environment and his performances over the last few months persuaded England coach Sven Goran Eriksson to include the uncapped flyer in his summer plans.

It has been a campaign and a seasonal conclusion that has far exceeded anything the Leeds-born player dared imagine when he departed his hometown club and headed south.

"That is the thing with football, there is such a thin line between everything," reasoned Aaron. "One moment I am playing in the reserves, then Wayne gets injured and I get to play, have a decent season and then get in the World Cup squad.

"It has been amazing for me, everything has gone so fast," he continued before suggesting it has been his recent form and threatening raids down the right that has seen him really catch the eye of the England coach.

"I think I have finally got into my top form and the team playing really well helped me a lot. That is what has got me in the squad.

"It is the greatest competition in the world for a footballer and it is dream come true for me as from a little boy I always wanted to go to the World Cup.

"If I get a chance hopefully I will do well, but just going will be brilliant for me.

"Carra, Robbo and JJ will be there and hopefully JD will get a shout as well. They will help me settle and it is always good to have players around who you know."