England U21s boss Aidy Boothroyd shares honest opinion of Wolverhampton Wanderers and Nuno Espirito Santo

Aidy Boothroyd, Head Coach of England U21 talks to the press at St Georges Park on May 27, 2019 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk

Wolves ace Morgan Gibbs-White is in Boothroyd's England U21s squad for this summer's European Championships.

Morgan Gibbs-White of England U21 poses for a photograph at St Georges Park on May 27, 2019 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk

England Under-21s manager Aidy Boothroyd has praised Wolverhampton Wanderers youngster Morgan Gibbs-White in conversation with Sky Sports News as well as Molineux manager Nuno Espirito Santo and the Wolves squad for their role in the 19-year-old's development.

Gibbs-White, who made 31 appearances in all competitions for Nuno's team this season (Transfermarkt), has previously represented the Three Lions up to Under-19s level (Transfermarkt) but has been rewarded for his great work by being named in the Under-21s squad for this summer's European Championships.

 

The Wolves academy graduate was part of the England Under-17s side which lifted the U17s World Cup in 2017 and is now in an illustrious England U21s squad which includes the likes of Manchester City's Phil Foden, Crystal Palace's Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Leicester City midfielder James Maddison and Arsenal's Reiss Nelson.

"Initially with Morgan, we've been out to see him quite a few times," Boothroyd told Sky Sports News. "He's played a few games for Wolves, who are a really good team. He'll have certainly learned a lot being surrounded by so many good players and a terrific manager in Nuno Espirito Santo.

Aidy Boothroyd, Head Coach of England U21 talks to the press at St Georges Park on May 27, 2019 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk

"Initially he wasn't in the squad but unfortunately for Tom Davies he got himself injured so in comes Morgan. We look at the squad now and it looks very strong. The quality of the squad is shown by the boys that haven't got in it."

The U21s Euros are taking place in Italy and San Marino this month, running from June 16-30, with England - who reached the semi-finals two years ago - facing France, Romania and Croatia in the group stage.

As reported by BBC Sport, England have not won the tournament since back-to-back victories in 1982 and 1984, losing in a penalty shootout to eventual winners Germany in the semi-finals in 2017, but Gibbs and his fellow prodigies will be eager to put that right this year.

Demarai Gray, Jake Clarke-Salter and Morgan Gibbs-White in action during an England U21 Training Session at St Georges Park on May 27, 2019 in Burton-upon-Trent, England.

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