Sean Longstaff had another excellent game for Newcastle yesterday at Wembley and this lad is looking better all the time.
We don’t expect him to be dropped when Jonjo Shelvey, Ki, and Mo Diame are fit again – probably before our next game away at Wolves.
The Chronicle is reporting today the 21-year-old old is being monitored by England after his impressive displays this season in a Newcastle shirt.
Sean has been one of our best players in recent games and he shone against Manchester City with their world-class players last Tuesday night.
Sean didn’t look out of place and had a great game including being brought down for the late penalty, which Matt Ritchie dispatched for the 2-1 win.
The North Shields lad was also impressive at Wembley yesterday when we were a little unlucky not to get a point against Spurs.
Sean Longstaff congratulated by Rafa Benitez yesterday
Sean deserves to get an England U21 call-up next month when England play against Poland and Germany at Bristol and Bournemouth.
We will be surprised if Sean doesn’t get a call-up for the England U21 squad and he should be playing in the U21 European Championships in the summer in San Marino and Italy.
This is what he told Sky Sports in the buildup to yesterday’s game:
“It’s been great to play against the top teams in the world, it can only benefit me.”
“As a 21-year-old lad, from last year watching them on the telly, to this year being up close and personal with them, it’s a little bit surreal.”
“But I think it’s something that I try to take in my stride.”
“Sometimes you do look around and think: ‘How has this happened in such a short space of time’, but I’m loving every second of it.”
“Not for me (I wont get carried away), there are too many people around me who wouldn’t let that happen, it wouldn’t be right for me to get above my station when we’re in the position we’re in.”
“There are enough strong people around me, and particularly in the dressing room that wouldn’t let it happen..”
“As much as it’s going great.”
It seems to us that Sean can reach his football dreams and he can do it at his home town club too under the expert guidance of Rafa Benitez.
Sean is also leading our Man of the Match poll for yesterday’s game.