Newcastle picked up their form in October and Matty Longstaff’s contribution has earned him his first call-up to the England U20s squad.
🏴 Matty Longstaff has been called up to the @England U20 squad for their fixtures against Portugal and Iceland later this month.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) November 8, 2019
He struck the winning goal on his debut against Manchester United and has impressed with his performances, so is deserving of inclusion.
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Some fans are delighted to see the youngster recognised in such a way, and have issued congratulatory messages of their own, with one particularly impressed by his achievement.
Longstaff is only 20 years of age but he has now averaged the highest number of passes per game in the Newcastle squad, with 40.
The midfielder has spoken of his desire to play as much as he can, stating that is his full focus rather than swapping shirts at the end of matches and picking up memorabilia – an attitude which should serve him well at club and international level.
Here are some of the messages from supporters following the announcement.
Get in Matty show them how it’s done lad ⚪️🖤⚪️🖤⚪️
— Daniel Mutch (@DanielMutch1) November 8, 2019
— Lewis Mishner (@LewisMishner_) November 8, 2019
Congrats Matty ⚫⚪
— Tom (@tjs2917) November 8, 2019
Very well deserved! Congratulations.
— Kieran (@JokerNUFC) November 8, 2019
— Joe🔳 (@nufcjoe_) November 8, 2019
Well done Matty 🙌🏾
— 👉🏽Fɾαɳƈιʂƈσ👈🏽 (@francisco_090) November 8, 2019
— Stephen Copping (@coppinocops) November 8, 2019