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The season may be over, but Brighton defender Ben White still has plenty to play for.
The centre-back received a call-up to Gareth Southgate’s provisional England squad ahead of this summer’s European Championships, and will be hoping that he can secure a spot in the Three Lions’ final 26-man contingent for the tournament.
Speaking about the experience of joining up with the national side, the Albion man admitted that it was an emotional moment in his career.
“I was told the news while I was out for dinner,” White said. “I didn’t really believe it! Dan [Ashworth] told me about it and when I was going, it was unbelievable.
“I then put the phone down and rang my mum straight away, I was crying, mum was crying, my dad and my sisters were there. I just sat and cried for an hour and could not really believe it. I don’t think it has sunk in yet.
“An international call-up is always something you want, but obviously during the season I have been focussing on playing and putting in the performances for Brighton.
“When we finished on Sunday against Arsenal I thought that was it, I can go on my summer holidays now. To get a call-up for England is unbelievable.
“After the game against Arsenal I assumed it was a bit too late, because I had heard that you get called way before the squad is announced. When that call did come I was over the moon and shocked really.”
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