'Not sure' - Newcastle United star opens up on England Euro 2024 call-up chance

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One Newcastle United star is hoping to land a late call-up to the England squad for Euro 2024.

Newcastle United star Anthony Gordon has expressed his determination to catch Gareth Southgate’s eye and land a first call-up to the England squad.

The former Everton forward is enjoying the best season of his young career after scoring seven goals and providing eight assists in 32 appearances in all competitions for the Magpies. Gordon has also experienced life in European football’s premier cup competition for the first time after featuring in United’s Champions League group stage clashes with Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund.

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The seeds of an exciting campaign were sewn, not in the black and white of Newcastle, but in the white of England after Gordon helped the Three Lions win last summer’s Euro Under-21 Championships with two goals and one assist in six appearances. His performances in Georgia also led to Gordon being named as player of the tournament and he has taken the momentum and confidence into his first full season with Newcastle.

After impressing during the first half of the campaign, there has been speculation the Magpies star could force his way into the England squad for this summer’s Euro 2024 tournament in France - but Gordon has insisted he can earn a first chance at senior level if he focuses on producing for his club over the coming weeks and months.

Speaking to former Manchester United and England star Rio Ferdinand on BT Sport, the Magpies forward said: “My short-term goal is just to play for England and I have some longer-term goals where I was to be impactful in the team and help the team win tournaments. I’m not sure how close I am, I think I’m the wrong person to ask but all I can do is focus on what I’m doing and continue to improve and improve and get better.

“The main thing is to be consistent. If I’m scoring and assisting, that is all I can do, the rest is not up to me. Hopefully I’m close, hopefully it comes but it is my biggest aim in football. I’m very patriotic, I love playing for England and I always have done through the age groups. Hopefully that is the next step for me.”

Gordon will hope to continue pushing his chances of landing a maiden call-up when Newcastle return to Premier League action with a home game against Luton Town on Saturday.

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