Henderson hoping for chance

The 20-year-old received his maiden call-up to Fabio Capello’s

senior squad on Saturday night, before playing a starring role in

Sunderland’s 3-0 win at Chelsea yesterday. And now, after watching

training on Monday morning, he hopes to be involved at Wembley. “I

didn’t train because I’ve been doing recovery but I watched a bit

and it looked very good,” he said. “I don’t think I’ll be

intimidated. I’ll give players respect and go out and prove to

people what I can do. “I spoke to (Sunderland team-mate) Darren

Bent a little bit, he told me what to expect. I’m really looking

forward to it, I’ll train well and hopefully get a chance to play.

“It’s a great opportunity for me and a few of the younger lads to

show what we can do. I’ll do everything to try and take that

chance. “You want to play for your country and I’ll be doing

everything I can to get another call-up.” Henderson found out about

his selection on the eve of his club’s stunning win at the home of

the champions and he admitted it had given him a pre-match boost.

He added: “In my mind I was concentrating on the Chelsea game. I

got the text on the night and I was over the moon. “It gave me a

boost, more confidence. Before the game I needed to concentrate on

Chelsea and make sure I worked hard.”