Gordon called up to England U21s squad

Friday, 18 March, 2022 11comments  |  Jump to last

Anthony Gordon's terrific recent form has been rewarded by another call-up from England Under-21s.

The 21-year-old was included in Lee Carsley's squad for the European Championship qualifiers against Andorra and Albania.

It means Gordon will join the likes of Everton team-mates Jordan Pickford, Nathan Patterson and Richarlison on international duty later this month.

Meanwhile, Finch Farm Academy product Eli Campbell has been included in the England U18s squad and Ishé Samuels-Smith has been called up by the U17s.  


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Jack Convery
1 Posted 18/03/2022 at 17:03:46
Well deserved call up. Having a really good season and shaping up for player of the season award. When he starts scoring goals he'll be some player.
Sean Roe
2 Posted 18/03/2022 at 17:38:09
Really pleased for him, thoroughly deserves it. He hasn't had the easiest of upbringings in terms of breaking into first team football with all the negativity that surrounds the club. Not only has he coped, he has shown up the seasoned pro's along the way in terms of commitment. The one positive thing to come out of the season.
Danny O’Neill
3 Posted 18/03/2022 at 17:46:32
Congratulations on a fantastic personal achievement.

On a rather selfish personal perspective on my part, I always get nervous when any Everton players get's around the England squad!

Good luck Anthony. You've more than earned and deserve the recognition.

Will Mabon
4 Posted 18/03/2022 at 18:48:20
Well deserved.

There's an unwritten rule/influence that can tend to slightly act against the selection of players when their team is doing very poorly, so it's nice that his efforts and productivity have been seen.

Robert Tressell
5 Posted 18/03/2022 at 19:23:34
Gordon is a great young player. Lot of heart and personality to match the skill. He's got a big career ahead of him with us.
Alan J Thompson
6 Posted 19/03/2022 at 16:51:33
Anybody else in that squad likely to spout how good it would be, not to mention the money, at one of the ESL six?
Paul Kernot
7 Posted 20/03/2022 at 20:21:12
Jack #1.

I think the floodgates will open when he scores a few. I'm hoping like hell it's during the next 10 games and he helps us to stay up.

He's lightning fast. With half decent squad members around him, he'd be scoring and assisting regularly. We can only hope he stays loyal and doesn't get his head turned.

Tony Twist
8 Posted 20/03/2022 at 23:19:31
I am very pleased for him but he really needs a rest, he has played virtually every match for months. He is literally our only real hope of lifting this team out of the mire.
Justin Doone
9 Posted 21/03/2022 at 10:32:38
Well deserved recognition for our player of the season, imo.

Forget the undoubted talent for a minute. It's his attitude, his work rate, his desire to get on the ball and go forward and make things happen that pleases me.

He has good basic attributes including pace, stamina, awareness and fight.

He mixes up his game well. Sometimes a simple injection of pace and gets a cross into the box. Sometimes his desire to link up and play a quick one-two on the edge of the opposition box.

He's still young, still got time and room for improvement in his all-round game, but he appears to have the right attitude to keep improving.

It was only earlier this season and certainly a very popular opinion last season when many of our own fans, Everton supporters, were giving him flack for not being good enough on this very website.

John Dean
10 Posted 22/03/2022 at 12:14:53
I think Gordon is a different player since he has been selected as a first-team starter. He has always shown up well in the youth teams and his goal-scoring, speed, balance and trickery were comforts to offset against the realities of most of our first eleven.

But I did not think he was a 90-minute player as he would sit out the game in-between bursts of action. Now he has added determination to succeed for the team as well as continuous concentration and applying 100% effort for the whole game. I am so glad he didn't become Kieran Dowell Mk 2.

Phil Smith
11 Posted 22/03/2022 at 15:01:09
Needs to stop throwing himself to the floor but he's turning into the player that others might of if only given more of a chance at our club. Well done, Ant - a proper blue.

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