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Newcastle’s Anthony Gordon breaks silence on not playing for Scotland

Newcastle United star Anthony Gordon has broken his silence on not playing for Scotland.

The 23-year-old received his first call-up to the England squad, marking a significant milestone in his career.

With an impressive tally of 10 goals and seven assists across all competitions for Newcastle this season, Gordon’s performances have caught the attention of football aficionados and selectors alike.

Despite being eligible to play for Scotland through his grandparents, Gordon remained steadfast in his ambition to represent England.

In an interview following his call-up, Gordon expressed that playing for Scotland “was never a thought” for him.

His loyalty and dedication to the Three Lions stemmed from a lifelong aspiration nurtured since childhood.

Gordon’s inclusion in the England squad comes at a crucial juncture as the team prepares for the upcoming European Championships in Germany.

With stiff competition in the attacking department from the likes of Bukayo Saka, Phil Foden, Marcus Rashford, Cole Palmer, and Jarrod Bowen, Gordon acknowledges the challenge but remains optimistic about his prospects.

The Newcastle forward believes that his call-up is timely, coinciding with a phase of peak performance and consistency in his career.

Reflecting on his journey, Gordon acknowledges the importance of perseverance and hard work in earning a place in the national team.

Manchester United star Kobbie Mainoo was also called up to the England senior team for the first time.

As England gear up for their upcoming fixtures against Brazil and Belgium, Gordon views these matches as opportunities to showcase his abilities and stake a claim for a spot in the squad for the Euros.