Leeds United midfielder Lewis Cook talks about playing for England

Lewis Cook is currently an England under-18 international.

Leeds United are in great form at the moment and much of that good form is down to the performances of several of their younger players.

The likes of Sam Byram, Alex Mowatt and Charlie Taylor have all been great in recent weeks, a real testament to the club's youth academy.

Another such player is Lewis Cook. The teenage midfielder has been in great form this season, ever since receiving his debut on the opening day against Millwall.

The 18-year-old was excellent in the weekend win over Middlesbrough yesterday and bagged the assist for Mowatt's winning strike.

After the game he spoke to TheFA.com about his time at Leeds and his international future. Currently an under-18 international, his recent form has certainly indicated that he has a chance of pushing onward and upward in the age groups.

He said of representing his country:

“I always love going away with England and always will.

“Seeing all the lads is really good for me, and hopefully if I’m picked, we can do well against Switzerland next month.

“With these tough games for the U18s, it’s just the preparation that we need. We haven’t played that many games together this season, but the ones we have, they’ve all been against sides of a high standard.

“As a group, we all want to continue on and try and push into the England U19s next season, and try and kick on again in the Euros.”

Cook is certainly a talent who could one day drive on and become an England under-21 international and eventual senior player as well.

Leeds fans will hope so, as long as throughout it all his head is not turned and he remains at Elland Road.

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