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24-03-2021 | 12:16 Football
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Jesse Lingard reveals advice from Gareth Southgate before he made West Ham move

  Jesse Lingard has revealed that advice from England boss Gareth Southgate helped him to make a decision to move from Manchester United to West Ham on loan. Lingard joined the Hammers during the January transfer window. The 28-year-old has enjoyed a perfect start to life at West Ham as he has made overall 7 Premier League appearances in which he has scored 5 goals and provided 3 assists. And his impressive form for the Hammers has seen him get his spot in Southgate’s England squad for upcoming World Cup qualifiers against San Marino, Albania and Poland. "He’s shown a lot of support and a lot of belief in me,"Lingard told talkSPORT. "He was the first one to give me my England debut, which I’m proud of and I still kept in contact with him, even though I wasn’t playing just to get his advice on what I should do. "We carried on speaking and then the loan happened so I didn’t speak to him after the loan, it was just about me working hard for West Ham and trying to get the call-up. "I’d been two years out and hadn’t played a lot of football so it was in my head that I might go or might not go but I’m glad I’m here now and that he showed that belief in me." On the advice that Southgate offered him, Lingard said: "It was just on the right move, really. "Whether it was about going out to Europe or staying in the Premier League and he said, ‘If I were you I would stay in the Premier League’. "So after that I had to find a Premier League side and obviously West Ham fit perfectly."   source- Metro /  Join us on Telegram!/ Follow us on Twitter!

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