Danny Rose admits he feels 'privileged' to be in England's squad for the European Under-21 Championship Finals.
One of the most prestigious tournaments on the football calendar kicks-off on Saturday with Belarus against Iceland and hosts Denmark facing Switzerland.
England get their campaign underway with a mouth-watering fixture against Spain on Sunday.
Danny, still just 20, enjoyed a storming end to the season at Spurs.
Injuries to Gareth Bale and Benoit Assou-Ekotto saw him start our final four matches in a new left-back role and win praise from team-mates and manager Harry Redknapp.
Another injury - this time to Arsenal left-back Kieron Gibbs - could well open the door for Danny to start in that left-back role again in Denmark.
Indeed, we could have a Spurs full-back pairing with Kyle Walker - so impressive on loan at Villa in the second half of last season - likely to start right-back.
Danny certainly didn't do his chances any harm with a goal in the Under-21s recent friendly win against Norway.
"For me, considering the amount of football I've played, I feel quite privileged to be in and around the squad and to have played as many times as I have," said Danny, who spent most of last season on loan at Bristol City in the Championship.
"I've managed to be in most of the squads and I hope that continues.
"We're very strong, one of the strongest squads out there. Everyone gets along with each other and we're all competing for places."
Danny was a late call into the last Under-21 finals two years ago, when England made it to the final only to be hammered 4-0 by Germany.
He only played in that final but has fond memories of the tournament.
"I was playing for the Under-19s and did well, Stuart Pearce was watching, Danny Welbeck then pulled out of the Under-21 squad and I was called-up," he reflected.
"Looking back, it was one of the best summers I've ever had.
"I only played one game, the final against Germany, but it was a great experience up against the likes of Ozil, Khedira and Boateng.
"The training was also fantastic, really sharp. It was a great experience and I'm looking forward to this tournament as well."