West Ham's Reece Oxford reacts after his England U19 debut

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The West Ham United teenager celebrated another big achievement this weekend.

West Ham United youngster Reece Oxford has taken to Twitter to celebrate making his debut for England’s under-19s against their Japanese counterparts at the weekend.

The midfielder may only be 16 but he is a wonderful player, as he proved when he made his Premier League debut against Arsenal on the opening weekend of the season.

After that scintillating showing Oxford also featured against Leicester City and as a late substitute against Liverpool, but more recently he has had to make do with appearances for the Hammers’ under-21 side, where he has unsurprisingly impressed.

Oxford’s emergence saw him win his first cap for England’s under-19 side on Sunday, in a 5-1 victory against Japan, and if he continues on his current trajectory he should be playing well ahead of his age group for years to come.

Following his latest match, Oxford took to Twitter to send the following message to his followers: “Buzzing to have made my under-19s debut against Japan. Good 5-1 win; happy to be back fit and playing.”

Oxford will now be trying to fight his way back into West Ham’s first-team, but with Slaven Bilic’s side flying high in the Premier League that will be easier said than done, even when you consider how prodigiously gifted he is.

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