Newcastle’s 19-year-old told youngster Gael Bigirimana played for the England U20 team in their rather easy 3-0 win against Uruguay in Antalya.
Gael Bigirimana – plays for England U20s in World Cup
Gael made the final 21 man squad for the U20 World Cup taking place in Turkey and England are in Group E with Chile, Egypt and Iraq, and the first game is
today against Iraq in Antalya.
Bigi was interviewed on the Newcastle web-site last week and had this to say:
“England is my home now. I’ve lived here more than I’ve lived in my country, eight years now, coming up to nine years, so it’s growing in me.” “I’ve seen how many people strive to play for England and wear the kit, so it’s an honor and a privilege for me to wear it and I’ll give everything back to represent England.”
“England has been magnificent for me and for my family. The people have welcomed us, given us a place to live, and you can’t ask for anything more than that. So I’ll give everything I can to say thanks and to represent the country in a great manner.”
Gael played 25 times for Newcastle last season with one goal, in his first season on Tyneside after being signed from Coventry for £1M a year ago.
The youngster has an upbeat personality and we’ll be following the England U20 team, and hopefully we’ll see a lot of Gael during this U20 World Cup.
Gael played 28 times for Coventry last season and a year last March, Bigirimana won the Championship’s Apprentice of the Year Award for the 2011–12 season.
He’s one of Newcastle’s most promising youngsters now at the club.