Sheffield United goalkeeper Dean Henderson opens up on his England Euro 2020 ambitions

Dean Henderson has reiterated his desire to claim England's No.1 shirt after an impressive debut campaign in the Premier League with Sheffield United.

By Danny Hall
Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 9:25 am

The on-loan Manchester United man made a superb save to deny Bournemouth's Ryan Fraser on Sunday, before watching his teammate John Lundstram score a late winner to send the Blades up to fifth - just two points behind Chelsea, who occupy the final Champions League spot.

Henderson is almost certain to be named in Gareth Southgate's England squad for this summer's European Championships, alongside Everton's Jordan Pickford and Nick Pope of Burnley.

And after another mistake from Pickford in Everton's win over Crystal Palace at the weekend, Henderson could earn his first cap for the senior England squad sooner rather than later.

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“Hopefully I can nail down my position in the Euros squad, first and foremost,” he told the BBC.

“Being ambitious like I am, and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that, I’ve got my eyes on the shirt.

“I’ve just got to keep performing, keep doing well and hopefully get an opportunity because you can’t prove anything without an opportunity, then see where we are in the summer.

“Obviously there are three great goalkeepers. We’ve got a great group and it’s going to be a great battle for the shirt.

Dean Henderson of Sheffield United, on loan from Manchester United is in the frame to be England's number one. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

“Hopefully towards the summer it could be very interesting to see who gets the nod.”

Henderson has kept nine clean sheets in the Premier League so far this season – the joint best record alongside Pope and Liverpool’s Alisson.

Dean Henderson celebrates Sheffield United's win over AFC Bournemouth at Bramall Lane. Simon Bellis/Sportimage