Winger On International Shout
Blackpool winger Henry Cameron described his feeling of immense pride after being called up to the New Zealand national side for the first time last night.
The 18-year-old has been named in the All Whites’ squad for their friendly with Oman on 12 November (2pm GMT) and could be set for his international debut.
“It was a very proud moment for myself and my family and it’s an honour to be called up,” Cameron said.
“I chose to represent New Zealand as my mum was born there and I just felt really passionate at the thought of representing New Zealand.
“I'm looking forward to meeting all the other lads and hopefully making my debut and putting in a good performance.”
Cameron caught the eye of New Zealand head coach Anthony Hudson after an impressive start to the domestic campaign with Blackpool, which has included 15 appearances.
With the blessing of Pool boss Neil McDonald, the youngster feels it's now the right time to broaden his horizons with New Zealand.
“They sorted it out through my agent and the New Zealand manager spoke to the Gaffer here and he said he thinks it would be really good for me to be part of an international set-up.
“It’s been in the back of my mind for the last few years, obviously I’ve known I’d be eligible, it’s something I’ve always wanted to sort out and now with me playing in the first-team it feels like the right time,” he added.