Hero Hendo ‘over the moon’

Midfielder Henderson was ecstatic after receiving the call-up on
Saturday evening from Fabio Capello. Then the 20-year-old and his
Sunderland team-mates followed that up by triumphing 3-0 against
Premier League leaders and champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Now Henderson is looking to make the senior breakthrough with his
country and insists he is not fazed by the prospect if he is called
upon by national boss Capello. Henderson said: “I am over the moon.
With the result yesterday and getting the England call-up, it’s
been a really good week for me. “I think we played really well at
Chelsea. The game plan was to go and have a go. There is no point
in sitting back against Chelsea and it worked really well. “We
pressed them high up the pitch and got our just rewards. “We were
devastated after losing the Newcastle game (5-1), every single
player, so this just makes it a little bit better, beating Chelsea
away 3-0. “Now for me I’ve got my chance with England. I’ve got to
train well and hopefully I will get my first cap. “Wembley will be
a new experience, a massive experience for me..” Henderson added:
“I won’t get carried away. I’ve just got to keep doing what I am
doing. “I have got the right people around me, good friends, and
good family. “It has been quite a rapid rise. I just want to keep
going and progressing as a player and learning things from people.
“But I will not be intimidated. I will give the players a lot of
respect but I will just go out and prove to people what I can do.
“It is an opportunity for me and other young lads to show what we
can do. I’ll do all I can in my power to take the England chance.”
Henderson is quick to praise the influence of Black Cats boss Steve
Bruce. And he is playing down the speculation that his sparkling
form will inevitably mean him moving to one of the bigger clubs. He
said: “The gaffer has been brilliant with everyone. Everyone likes
him, he is really fair. “He will give you a kick up the backside
when you need it and also put an arm around you when you need it as
well. “He is brilliant with everyone and we have got a real good
togetherness at the club now.” When asked about the possibility of
moving, Henderson said: “I don’t think about that really. “I am
concentrating on playing for Sunderland, I am really enjoying my
football at the moment and that is all I can do.”