Young Leeds United midfielder Lewis Cook says England plan to go all the way after winning their opening game in the under-17`s European Championships.
England made the perfect start to the tournament last week with a 3-0 win over Malta.
Lewis came on with eleven minutes remaining in the first group game for England against the hosts with the side already 3-0 ahead.
Speaking on the FA Website, Cook said, ‘It was a great start to the tournament. We needed to get a positive result to get us going.
‘We knew had a good chance against Malta, but we didn’t get complacent, and we played well and got a few goals.
‘We want to go all the way here and it’s a lovely island and the weather has been brilliant – I’m not too keen on the Mosquitos though! I’ve been bitten a few times.”
England play their second game against Turkey today and the Yorkshire born midfielder is now hoping to push himself into the starting line-up. ‘I like a midfield battle and I think that’s what will be in store when we face Turkey – it’ll be my sort of game.
‘We’ve played them twice and both times they were very physical and hard-working – so we need to match that.
‘So it’s going to be very tough, but I like that type of game, so I can’t wait to get out there.’
England go into the game knowing a win would almost guarantee their place in the semi-finals after Turkey lost their opening game 3-2 against Holland.
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