Harvey Barnes Looking to Take Advantage of Delayed European Championship With England Spot

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Leicester City forward Harvey Barnes has revealed his ambition to go to Euro 2020, which will be played in 2021, with England.

Barnes is yet to start for his country, though debuted from the bench v Wales in October 2020.

Harvey Barnes Looking to Gain England Spot at Euro 2020

Fantastic Form

The Leicester City winger has progressed through various loan spells at the likes of; Milton Keynes Dons, Barnsley and West Bromwich Albion. He now finds himself at the forefront of Brendan Rodgers‘ impressive Foxes side, who continue to challenge on all fronts.

Leicester once again find themselves in fantastic form this season, sitting third in the Premier League table, seven points behind leaders Manchester City. The Foxes remain in the FA Cup, with a quarter-final tie with Manchester United booked for March and they head into a Europa League tie with Slavia Praha on Thursday evening (February 18, 2021).

Barnes’ contribution to the side has been excellent – scoring 12 goals in all competitions, including three in the Europa League. He is one goal or assist short of matching last season’s output of 16 goal contributions, though this season he has managed to turn his assists into goals – turning provider on just the three occasions in 2020/21, compared to nine in 2019/20. He’s on a run of five goals and two assists in his last 10 Premier League appearances. That run includes some big goals, including against Liverpool and Manchester United.

Harvey Barnes’ England Ambitions

Barnes said of his England ambitions: “As an English player the European Championship has to be a motivation, to make sure you’re in that squad at the end of the season.

“Everyone can see the strength in depth and quality England have, so it’s not an easy task for anyone.

“As long as I can keep my club form as good as it has been, and keep improving for the rest of the season, hopefully, I’ll give myself the best possible chance of that.

“Over the last 12 months or so I’ve been really happy stats-wise. Improving my numbers on goals and assists is something I identified before the start of the season.”

Whilst competition is rife, Barnes, if he can keep his form up, will surely pose a question to England manager Gareth Southgate ahead of the summer’s major competition.


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