Sun 24 Mar 2024, 15:59 · Ash Harrison

Sven Botman sends three-word message to Anthony Gordon after his impressive England debut

Sven Botman sends three-word message to Anthony Gordon after his impressive England debut
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Newcastle United officially have a new England star on their hands after winger Anthony Gordon made his senior Three Lions debut at Wembley last night.

The £45million signing from Everton has had an outstanding 14 months since joining Newcastle. It didn't get off to the perfect start for Gordon on Tyneside, but those first few months were all part of the journey.

Nobody can deny Gordon has earned his call-up to the senior England side this year, though. After his slow start to life at Newcastle where the 24-year-old admitted he felt way off the pace of the rest of the squad when he arrived, he vowed to get in better shape and work as hard as he could to prove himself to Eddie Howe.

Called up for the England U21s for the European Championships, Gordon had very little downtime in the summer which only worked to his advantage. He helped the Young Lions lift the trophy while sealing his own personal glory by being awarded the Player of the Tournament.

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Gordon realised a childhood dream last night

Gordon is a clear favourite for Player of the Season at Newcastle

Instead of resting on his laurels and having a few weeks off, Gordon returned to Darley Park early and set about getting ready for the new season and all that work has paid off massively.

Gordon is a shoo-in to be named Newcastle United's Player of the Season. Almost ever-present for Eddie Howe's side this season, Gordon has rarely put a foot wrong in any game and his reward was a place in Gareth Southgate's line-up last night as England took on Brazil.

Gordon took to Instagram after the game to express his delight at making his England debut where several Newcastle legends past and present showered him with praise in the comments.


Anthony Gordon could be in action for England again on Tuesday

Gordon captioned the images by sharing that he's realised his dream.

"A moment I've been dreaming about since I could kick a ball, an evening to remember. Another big game on Tuesday."

Newcastle defender Sven Botman was proud of his clubmate commenting "More to come" while Alan Shearer simply added several clapping emojis.

We expect we'll see Gordon in action again on Tuesday as England take on Belgium, but we'll have to wait and see if he finds himself in from the start again.