England’s European U21 Championships campaign gets underway on Tuesday when they face France in the Report Stadio Dino Manuzzi, Cesena.
Arsenal fans will keep an eye on this one, because of the potential involvement of Reiss Nelson, and also the fact that Matteo Guendouzi and former Gunner The Jeff could be involved for the French.
It’s a game that the 19 year old is excited about, and he’s revealed he’s had some messages from his teammates past and present as they gear up for what’s sure to be an exciting encounter.
“France are a very good team with good individuals, a couple of them I know from Arsenal who have gone on like Jeff and Matteo,” he said
“They’ve given me a bit of stick but I think it will be a very good game to watch. They just told me I have to be ready for the game and may the best team win, nice messages to be honest.
“They are confident guys. A lot of them are playing regularly at first-team level so they have that confidence but we have that too.
“It will be a very good game.”
Last night, Krystian Bielik scored for Poland as they beat Belgium 3-2. Playing in central defence he put in an impressive performance, something that the Arsenal coaching staff will no doubt have paid attention to as he looks to nail down a place in the first team squad next season.