Nottingham Forest star Henri Lansbury admits his Premier League and England ambition

Henri Lansbury

The team captain wants to be playing for England and in the top-flight.

Nottingham Forest captain Henri Lansbury is undoubtedly one of the biggest talents in the Championship at the moment.

The team captain was signed from Arsenal back in 2012, where he had previously been tipped as a future England international.

Now 25-years-old the central midfielder remains at Forest, despite a serious offer to join Burnley in the summer.

The talented midfielder is a player who probably has the skill-set to play in the Premier League at the minute and he has admitted to The News Hub this week that this remains his goal.

However, he also spoke about how he would like to add to his 16 England under-21 caps with a place in the senior set-up:

“To play and prove myself in the Premier League and to play for England.

"That comes from working hard every day so that's the first step for me.”

Forest fans may worry about this statement.

The club's recent excellent form has seen them cling on to hope of a shock play-off spot but the likelihood is that Forest will not be promoted this season.

Lansbury turns 26 this year and will want to be playing regular football in the Premier League soon. Hopefully that will be with Forest, but it will be a surprise to see him wait around.

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