It was a busy international week for Platinum One clients, with Ryan Fraser, Kevin Long and Ezri Konsa all appearing for their national sides in the past few days.
AFC Bournemouth’s Ryan Fraser capped off what has been an excellent season, by making his competitive debut for Scotland during their enthralling 2-2 draw with England at Hampden Park.
Ryan was brought on for the final 25 minutes for his debut, after missing out on game time back in March against Slovenia and Canada.
Speaking after the game, Ryan said: “It wasn’t a bad one to get my debut out of the way. It was a good result but at the same time it was disappointing to concede at the end.
“We will take the point and the positives and go from there.”
Burnley defender Kevin Long received his first call-up to the Republic of Ireland squad prior to their friendlies against Mexico and Uruguay, and subsequently made his competitive debut in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Austria at the Aviva Stadium.
It has been a good few weeks for the 26-year-old, who started the last three games of the Premier League season for the Clarets to put himself in contention for international recognition after finally shaking off his persistent injury problems.
He told The Irish Examiner: “It’s an honour to represent my country and it has been a brilliant few weeks for me. To make my debut out in New York and then start my first game last week and then play a competitive fixture this week, it’s what dreams are made of.
“A competitive fixture like this, to play for your country, they’re the games you want to be involved in. I’ll go and enjoy now a few weeks off, I’ll go back to Burnley in July and hopefully I can kick on again and start playing more games.”
Charlton Athletic’s Ezri Konsa has spent the last few weeks on international duty for the first-time with England Under 20’s in South Korea, where they were crowned World Cup champions after beating Venezuela 1-0 in Sunday’s final.
Ezri came on as a late substitute in the semi-final victory over Italy, capping off a memorable season for the 19 year-old, and watched on as his team-mates overcame Venezuela in the decider.
Well done lads!