Burnley defender Nathan Collins backs his team-mates for international call-up!

The former Brentford defender, who faces his former club this weekend, spent three years without an invitation at St George’s Park, when he was called up for a couple of European Championship qualifiers.

The 29-year-old, with 70 league appearances and four goals for the Bees, was an unused substitute as the Three Lions scored 10 goals in Group A games against the Czech Republic and Montenegro.

Tarkowski’s two caps for his country came in 2018, starting with his debut against Italy at Wembley Stadium and followed by a win against Switzerland at Leicester City’s King Power Stadium.

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BURNLEY, ENGLAND – MARCH 05: Nathan Collins of Burnley runs with the ball from Trevoh Chalobah of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Burnley and Chelsea at Turf Moor on March 05, 2022 in Burnley, England.

Gareth Southgate is set to name his final squad next week, with friendlies against Switzerland and Ivory Coast on the horizon, and Collins is backing his team-mate for a recall.

The former Stoke City defender said: “Yes, 100%. I think he’s amazing. Some of the things he does in training are ridiculous. He’s top class, on the ball and in defense.

“I think he should be part of that conversation, but he will focus on Saturday’s game, he won’t think about it at the moment. Personally, however, I think he should be.

“He’s really good, he’s always on it, and that’s something to learn. He’s always on it, he always gives his best and he always shows what he can do in training.”

BURNLEY, ENGLAND – MARCH 01: James Tarkowski of Burnley during the Premier League match between Burnley and Leicester City at Turf Moor on March 01, 2022 in Burnley, England.

Nick Pope’s recent performances have also earned international recognition, according to the Republic of Ireland defender. The 29-year-old goalkeeper – who made history with England by keeping clean sheets in his first six internationals – has been in excellent form for the Clarets.

The two-time Turf Moor player of the year, who has kept seven clean sheets in the Premier League this season, has not been involved at this level since a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Poland almost a year ago. year.

Southgate was in the stands as Pope kept England captain Harry Kane out in a 1-0 win over Spurs late last month. “I believe it too,” Collins said.

“Some of the saves he’s made are absolutely ridiculous. He’s top class and without him there could be a lot more goals. He’s amazing and he shows that in every game he plays as well.”

Burnley’s English goalkeeper Nick Pope gestures during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Burnley at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 23, 2022.

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