Tottenham youngsters Winks and Harrison trained with the England senior team.
Speaking to the official Spurs website, Spurs youth duo Harry Winks and Shayon Harrison have reacted to training with the England senior team, having been called up to increase the numbers in the training squad.
Winks said: “It was brilliant, surreal really! The fact that there were some Spurs players in the group was certainly helpful in terms of easing into it all. For me, the chance to train with top quality, world-class players who are legends of the Premier League and Champions League can only inspire me to get to where they are. I’d love to follow in their footsteps one day.”
Harrison shared many of the same views as his young teammate, admitting that it was a great learning curve to be pushed ahead into the senior squad.
“It was a fantastic experience, a great learning curve and it’s still sinking in really,” he added. “Wayne Rooney is one of the best strikers in our country in my opinion and it was great to train with him, plus of course Harry Kane, who I look up to immensely.”
Winks and Harrison were offered the chance to train with England due to Roy Hodgson’s squad working at Hotspur Way this week ahead of Tuesday’s game against France.
The duo, 19 and 18 respectively, were invited to bolster the numbers in the squad, and took part in drills and training games under the watchful eyes of Hodgson and Gary Neville.
Both players are highly rated in the Spurs academy system, and Winks has already played twice for the first-team at White Hart Lane. A central midfielder, he made his debut last season in the Europa League, and appeared again in that competition this term.
Harrison has not yet made his debut for the North London team, but the 18-year-old striker has been enjoying a great run of form at Under-21 level this campaign, netting four goals and three assists in eight games.
He has never been part of an England youth squad, but if he continues with his form, Harrison will surely follow in the footsteps of Winks, who has been capped at every level from Under-17 to Under-20.
And if both players can make the step up to senior action with Spurs, it could not be too long before they are both playing for England.