Leeds striker Patrick Bamford believes he enjoyed his best season after he received an England call-up following his performances last season. Unfortunately, he suffered a serious ankle injury weeks after his debut. He subsequently missed the next two England camps as well as two months of Premier League action.
“If I’d just scored the goals and hadn’t got called up, I’d have probably said it was a good year,” Leeds striker Patrick Bamford said. “I probably wouldn’t have said it was my best year to date. But the England cap really was the cherry on top because it was something that I’ve worked towards since under-18s when I first got called up for England. It was something that I was desperate to achieve. And now that I have had a taste of it, it’s something that I really want to push to get back in that camp.”
“I’m eager to get back playing in games and push myself to be involved in the England set-up again,” he added. “The fact that there is a World Cup at the end of the year is an added incentive. But it’s up to me to prove my worth again. The amount of injuries is unheard of. Maybe in one season, you’ll expect to get that amount of injuries, but for them, all to happen at the same time is just really bad luck. I think that now in the next few weeks, you’ll start to see a lot stronger team and a lot stronger squad because people are coming back.”