Adam's call-up inspires Rickie

Adam Lallana ’s England call-up has inspired Rickie Lambert to earn himself a place in the national side.

The striker watched with delight as his teammate earned a late selection for last week’s World Cup qualifier against Ukraine.

Lambert revealed that Lallana’s international recognition has given him further hope that he can achieve the same thing while at Saints.

“It does,” he said. “But I’ll always say, it’s a cliché, but all I’m focused on is doing well for Southampton .

“Obviously, it does give you hope. Adam plays for Southampton and he has been called up. I have to concentrate on my game and whatever comes then fine.

“Whether I get it or not, it is brilliant news for Adam.”

Lambert, at the age of 30, is making his first foray into the Premier League this season and has already found the net twice – against Manchester City and Manchester United no less.

Having scored 90 goals since arriving at St Mary’s three years ago, the front man is confident that he has the necessary ability to give him a chance of breaking into the England set-up.

“I do – obviously, there are lots of other people who will say the same thing,” he said.

“There are a few other people who are just as good, but obviously I believe in myself and I’m looking to improve.

“It’s my first season in this league and I’ll be hoping to improve by experience as well. Let’s just see.”

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7:29am Mon 17 Sep 12

Tirau Dan says...

Good Luck RIckie. None better to bang them in from loose play around the box. A Yard or two of pace and you'll connect with a speedy cross from Gaston and score the kind of goal England needs.
Much rather see Rickie in there with Wellbeck or Carroll in a 442 for England.
Walcott and Lallana on the wings...
Good Luck RIckie. None better to bang them in from loose play around the box. A Yard or two of pace and you'll connect with a speedy cross from Gaston and score the kind of goal England needs. Much rather see Rickie in there with Wellbeck or Carroll in a 442 for England. Walcott and Lallana on the wings... Tirau Dan
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7:30am Mon 17 Sep 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Goodluck Rickie. Thought you might have been called up at the same time as Adam with Rooney and Carroll both out.
Goodluck Rickie. Thought you might have been called up at the same time as Adam with Rooney and Carroll both out. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
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9:52am Mon 17 Sep 12

Block 34 says...

No one deserves it more !
No one deserves it more ! Block 34
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11:37am Mon 17 Sep 12

CB FRY LIVES says...

Why not RICKIE LAMBERT FOR ENGLAND.
Why not RICKIE LAMBERT FOR ENGLAND. CB FRY LIVES
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11:43am Tue 18 Sep 12

Jesus_02 says...

I am afraid that England Stopped picking players based on form when Bobby Robson left!

Ricky wont get picked because he is the wrong side of 30. No England manager has the imagination or the balls to realise the profit of having a player like Ricky in the squad

We just stick with the bunch of petty criminals that we have!

I dont support England, I support Saints COYRs
I am afraid that England Stopped picking players based on form when Bobby Robson left! Ricky wont get picked because he is the wrong side of 30. No England manager has the imagination or the balls to realise the profit of having a player like Ricky in the squad We just stick with the bunch of petty criminals that we have! I dont support England, I support Saints COYRs Jesus_02
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