One of Leeds United's brightest lights has been speaking about his young England colleagues.
Leeds United midfielder Lewis Cook has been speaking to the FA’s official website about England’s latest batch of teenage players as they prepare for the elite qualifying round of the UEFA European Under-17 Championship.
Cook was a vital part of that side last season and he has since gone on to become an equally important member of Leeds’ first-team squad.
The 18-year-old made his senior debut for the Whites this season and has already made 32 appearances in total, missing just two league games in the campaign to date.
Now Cook’s focus is solely on his club, but he took time out to discuss international matters.
Speaking about how a number of England’s young players have been given more chances with their clubs this season, the Leeds midfielder said, “They’ve obviously had to work hard, and it’s good to see so many young English players coming through and doing well.
“We’re all friends away from England, so it’s been great seeing so many of the lads doing well at the clubs and breaking through.”
If Cook continues his current trajectory there is every chance he could one day be turning out for England's senior side, with some of his Leeds teammates possibly doing the same. But for now he must ensure he keeps his feet on the ground at Elland Road and ultimately turns a very promising debut campaign into a hugely successful career.