Caulker on 'massive' play-off
Steven Caulker can’t wait for England’s play-off against Serbia for a place in the European Under-21 Championship Finals next summer.
The Young Lions face Serbia over two legs with the winners booking a ticket to Israel in June, 2013.
The first leg is at Norwich City’s Carrow Road on Friday night - kick-off 6pm – with the return in Serbia next Tuesday, October 16.
Steven joined up with Stuart Pearce’s squad having started four of our last five games here at Spurs.
The central defender is in fine form and claimed his first Spurs goal - albeit somewhat fortuitously - to help us to a 2-0 win against Villa on Sunday.
“This is a massive couple of games for us,” said Steven.
“We’ll go into it with confidence as we won a lot of our matches in qualifying. But we know it will be tough.”
Steven is looking for his seventh cap at Under-21 level and played in four of eight of the qualifying matches, scoring twice.
He’s joined in the squad by Spurs team-mates Danny Rose, Adam Smith and Andros Townsend.
“It’s great to have lots of Spurs players involved,” he said.
“Andros made his Premier League debut against Reading, he’s come on a few times (this season) and done really well, I’m delighted he’s been called-up.”
England won their group comfortably, winning seven matches in eight while Serbia were unbeaten, winning five of eight matches to top their group.