Henderson eyes togetherness
Jordan Henderson believes the togetherness of the England U21s will see them through against Romania.
Last Updated: 12/10/10 9:44am
Midfielder Jordan Henderson believes the togetherness of the England Under-21s will see them through against Romania.
The Young Lions take a 2-1 lead into the second leg of their UEFA Under-21 Championship qualifier on Tuesday lunchtime, as they bid to reach their third consecutive finals.
Sunderland starlet Henderson, 20, netted a fine strike in the win over Romania on Friday and is confident his side can come through in the crunch play-off away tie.
"All the lads are really up for this game," he said in the Daily Mail.
"Every one of us wants to go to Denmark for the finals next summer and there is a togetherness about this group. If we use that, we will go through."
Henderson, who has made eight appearances for the Black Cats this season, outshone Jack Wilshere in midfield last week and admits he is enjoying his time with the Under-21s.
He added: "I have been in only two squads but all the lads have been welcoming.
"What got us through on Friday was team spirit, which is getting stronger with every game.
"The performance was promising and we have to take that into the second leg."
On his goal in the first leg, he remarked: "It was one of the sweetest strikes I have ever hit and such an important goal.
"I celebrated by going potty because I don't score many, but I want to get a lot more."