切尔西主帅波特透露,加拉格尔将在卡塔尔世界杯上做更多的事情,而不仅仅是增加数据。

这名中场球员是周四下午索斯盖特的英格兰大名单中最令人惊讶的一员,到目前为止他只有4次国家队出场,并且在最近的9月国家比赛日中代表U21出战。

但波特相信22岁的加拉格尔一定会在比赛中进入索斯盖特的队伍,在全球观众的注视下在场上奉献精彩表现。

“这对他来说是一次美妙的经历,也是一次绝佳的机会。我知道他会用所有的一切抓住机会,充分利用它。他肯定会因此感觉更棒,更好地回来。”

“我不认为他会对被征召感到惊讶,他对自己和自己的能力有信心,但他也很谦逊,他知道这是英格兰队,这是世界杯。”

“球员总会想‘哇,我进去了’,我觉得这很好,这就是青训在培养顶级球员和优秀人才方面做得很好的地方。”

当加拉格尔听到自己入选三狮军团26人名单的消息时,他正在科巴姆。但波特承认直到周五他才找到加拉格尔,向他表示了正式的祝贺。

“我没有马上看到他,只在他出来训练的时候见了一会儿,我有点想念他,”波特继续说:“我打算详细地跟他谈谈,但我刚刚看到他离开了。”

“我想他有很多商业上的事情要做,也有很多人要和他说话,我是他得到英格兰队征召后最后一个需要和他说话的人。”

波特继续评价了本赛季加拉格尔在俱乐部的开局和帮助他得到世界杯征召的状态,指出他的进球威胁对球队特别重要,即使他在射门方面还可以做得更好。

‘He’s very quiet but I must say a really impressive young man in terms of how he deals with things, how he conducts himself and how he trains and gives his best all the time,’ he added.

‘You can see how he plays the game full of intensity, he can make things happen and he has a knack of finding solutions on the pitch, so I’ve really enjoyed working with him.

‘In another world he might have had a few goals for us because he’s had some good goalscoring opportunities. It’s sometimes the most difficult thing to get there but he does and could have had five Premier League goals.

‘There won’t be a problem from him in terms of if he’s selected or not, which is also important if you’re in a group and a squad, but he has the quality to help.’