Delph says playing for England at Elland Road was dream come true

Danny Welbeck of England celebrates with team mate Fabian Delph of England after scoring his sides second goal during the International Friendly match between England and Costa Rica at...

Former Leeds United midfielder Fabian Delph was in action for England at Elland Road on Thursday.

Danny Welbeck of England celebrates with team mate Fabian Delph of England after scoring his sides second goal during the International Friendly match between England and Costa Rica at...

Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph has told The Yorkshire Post that it was a dream come true for him to wear an England shirt at Leeds United’s home ground, Elland Road.

Delph, who started his professional club football career at Leeds and was on the books of the Whites from 2001 until 2009 before leaving for Aston Villa, was back at Elland Road on Thursday evening, as he featured for England in their friendly international against Costa Rica.

The 28-year-old midfielder, who moved to City from the Villans in the summer of 2015 and earns £80,000 per week as salary according to The Daily Star, has expressed his joy at playing for England at his old stomping ground.

Fabian Delph talks to the press after an England training session at St Georges Park on May 22, 2018 in Burton-upon-Trent, England.

Delph told The Yorkshire Post: “It is where it all started for me, so to come back and put on the England shirt in front of my home fans, it is a dream come true. I miss it like you would not believe. It was emotional and a moment I will never forget.”

Fabian Delph of England takes part in an England training session at St Georges Park on May 22, 2018 in Burton-upon-Trent, England.

Elland Road atmosphere

There was a great atmosphere at Elland Road for the match between England and Costa Rica on Thursday evening, and it showed the passion of the Leeds fans.

The Whites' supporters are some of the best in England, and Leeds will need that enthusiam next season when they launch a challenge for the Championship playoffs.

Delph has been playing in the Premier League and in the Champions League for a while now, and his comments about the atmosphere at Elland Road speaks volumes about Leeds and the club's fans.

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