World Cup: Everton defender John Stones eyes more England caps
Everton defender John Stones is determined to cement his place in the England squad over the coming years.
Last Updated: 05/06/14 3:15pm
The 20-year-old defender enjoyed a breakthrough season at Goodison Park and was rewarded with a place on Three Lions manager Roy Hodgson's standby list.
The youngster made his debut for England against Peru in a friendly international at Wembley last month and came on as a substitute against Ecuador in Miami on Wednesday.
Stones is considered as one of the more promising young players in English football, and he is keen to make a name for himself for his country in the years to come.
"It's still not sunk in yet," he told the Liverpool Echo. "I'll never forget that moment at Wembley and it still feels surreal.
"To make my debut two days after my birthday as well topped off the week. It was nice to have the family down and it was a massive day for me. We never would have thought it would have happened so quickly, coming away with the senior squad.
"We're just enjoying every minute of it. It's nice to see how the senior squad works - it's all good experience. It's been really good [in Miami] so far. It's been humid and we're just trying to get acclimatised.
"The first day was not what we expected - it was banging it down with rain and we had to adapt our training session a bit.
"It's been such a good experience, we'll go away and watch the lads from back home.
"But it has given us that hunger to keep on improving and hopefully when that next England squad comes around we'll get the call."