Everton star posts on Instagram after senior international debut, Declan Rice responds
Everton star Ben Godfrey received a wave of responses last night to his Instagram post after making his senior England debut.
The Toffees defender came off the bench in Wednesday night’s 1-0 win over Austria. Three Lions manager Gareth Southgate gave him, along with Brighton’s Ben White, senior debuts at international level in a friendly victory.
Godfrey hasn’t been named in England’s final 26-man squad for Euro 2020, but has been with the squad in preparation for the major tournament this summer.
The 23-year-old received a call-up following an impressive debut year at Goodison Park.
His £25million signing has been excellent for Merseyside giants Everton, and his reputation continues to grow.
The quick centre-back is an aggressive defender with a real voice on the pitch. Additionally, he’s got the versatility to slot in at either full-back position if needed.
Godfrey uploaded a message on social media after an England debut. Declan Rice and Jude Bellingham were among those to respond.
As well as that, he had plenty of replies from current and ex-club teamamtes.
Everton star Godfrey a long-term option for England
Unfortunately, this summer’s tournament has come too soon for the Everton ace. It will be a big surprise though if we don’t see him in an England shirt again in the near future.
He nearly had a debut to forget after a heavy first touch nearly resulted in a goal, but thankfully his special day wasn’t marked by that.
The athletic defender has arguably been Everton’s most consistent performer in the 2020/21 season.
He should be right in the England mix if he carries that over into the next campaign.
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