SAINTS number one Angus Gunn is targeting Euro 2019 glory with England Under-21s this summer.

Gunn is currently in camp with Aidy Boothroyd’s side ahead of their opening match against France tomorrow.

And even though the Young Lions are amongst the favourites to win the competition, the former Norwich star is taking it one game at a time.

“We’ve got a very tough group with France, Croatia and Romania,” revealed Gunn.

“I think those competitions are always tough, whoever you play. Last time, we had the hosts, Poland, and all the games were so hard.

“It’s just whoever turns up on the day, but with the quality we have in the squad and if everyone performs to their abilities, we have a great chance of winning.”

Ahead of the Euro 2019 tournament, there had been reports in the national media suggesting that Gunn could opt to play for Scotland as opposed to England.

His dad, Bryan, is Scottish and represented the Tartan Army during his playing career, which qualifies the Saints keeper to do the same.

He is yet to be selected by senior team boss Gareth Southgate, but the 23-year-old admitted he is yet to sit down and think about his international future.

“I’ve not really thought too much about it,” added Gunn.

“There has been stuff in the media that I don’t know where it’s come from – it hasn’t come from myself.

“At the moment, I’m with the England Under-21s and we have got the Euro tournament to think about.

“I’m just focusing on England and the Under-21s at the moment.”

Having been selected for the Euro 2017 tournament by the Young Lions, Gunn failed to make it off the bench.

And competition for places has ramped up for this year’s edition with a host of trophy winners named in the squad.

Boothroyd was able to select from a pool of youngsters who had won the Under-20 FIFA World Cup back in 2017.

And, despite it being unlikely that Gunn will feature heavily, he believes the team spirit within the camp is excellent going into tomorrow’s match.

He added: “The age group I am involved with at the moment is the same one that won the Under-20 World Cup mixed in with my age group.

“The training is unbelievably quick and it’s a great atmosphere around the camp.

“It’s filtered down from the senior team all the way down to the younger teams and England, at the moment, is a great place to be whether that’s at senior level or with the youth teams.”

Following the end of Gunn's stint with the England Under-21s, he will begin thinking about a pre-season under Ralph Hasenhuttl.

Saints' squad will return next month to start their preparations for the upcoming Premier League campaign.

They were handed a trip to Burnley for their first fixture, with them also having a brutal run of matches at St Mary's in the opening weeks.

Despite having to play Liverpool, Manchester United Bournemouth and Chelsea in their opening four home games, Gunn is backing Hasenhuttl's side to start the season quickly.

“Because he [Hasenhuttl] came in halfway through the season, it was tough for him to implement fully the physical training that he likes.

“Every pre-season you go into, you are always dreading it.

“Once you get through it, you definitely reap the rewards and come the first game next season, we will come flying out of the blocks.

“Unlike the last couple of seasons, we should start really well.”

As a goalkeeper, Gunn won't be subjected to the endless running which takes place during pre-season.

This, for Gunn, is ideal because he admits he isn't a fan of the long-distance sprints.

“Everywhere is different, but I think it’s much more tailored to goalkeepers and what we need,” he explained.

“I don’t remember doing too much running last season, which was good because I’m not a very big fan of it. It’s always harder than it is during the season, as you would expect. You have to get through it and keep improving as much as you can.

“It’s mainly for physical purposes, but if you can get as much out of it and get the game time you need out of it, then you will be 100 per cent ready for the first game of the season.”