Despite going through a difficult period at Hoffenheim, Reiss Nelson has been called up to the England U21 squad for their games against Poland and Germany this month.
The on-loan Arsenal winger was left out of the squad entirely for the Bundesliga side’s last game, with manager Julian Nagelsmann describing it as an ‘educational measure’.
This was believed to have been due to a breach of discipline in some way, and after a sparkling start to life in Germany for the 19 year old, he’s now gone over three months without scoring or assisting.
Nevertheless, Aidy Boothroyd has named Nelson in his squad for the games against Poland at Ashton Gate on Thursday 21 March before a fixture against Germany at Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium.
Hopefully it might give him a boost at a point in the season where it feels like he could do with it, and he can finish strongly with Hoffenheim between now and May.
Nelson, by the way, is the only Arsenal representative in the U21 and senior England squads for this upcoming Interlull.