Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha shocked by call up to England squad
Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha has admitted his shock at being called into the England squad to face Sweden.
Last Updated: 11/11/12 10:23pm
The highly-rated youngster, who has been linked with a number of Premier League clubs, was called into Roy Hodgson's party alongside Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson and Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone.
Wayne Rooney, Theo Walcott, Aaron Lennon, Jonjo Shelvey and Kyle Walker have all withdrawn from the initial party selected by Hodgson last week.
"Wow, everything's happening so fast," Zaha wrote on Twitter on Sunday evening.
Zaha, who celebrated his 20th birthday on Saturday, has scored four times in 17 outings this time to help the Selhurst Park side to the the top of the Championship table.
Palace's academy manager Gary Issott told the club's official website: "Everyone at the club is delighted by the news.
"Wilfried's having a fantastic season and is becoming the player we all knew he would. He is a wonderful talent and this recognition makes us hugely proud of him and the work we do producing young players at this club.
"His call up shows the benefits of starting your career at a club that is committed to giving young players a chance in the first team."