Tyrone Mings has expressed his excitement at the possibility of making his England home debut against Montenegro on Thursday.
While remaining as focused as ever on the team's targets over the next couple of games, Mings couldn't help but reflect on the steep rise his career continues to take.
"It’s been a crazy start to the season for me, both domestically and internationally," Villa's stand-in skipper admitted.
"It's always a proud moment being called up. Off the back of the last camp, I’m really looking forward to getting back in there, trying to impress the manager, and get back into the team. I'm really looking forward to it."
The 26-year-old was also asked about returning to the stadium which holds such fond memories for both him and the club.
“Best day of my footballing life," he said of Villa's play-off Final success earlier this year.
"It will be an extremely proud day if I get the call to make my (home) England debut. I played in Bulgaria, but every England player looks forward to playing at Wembley in front of our fans. It will be a great day.”