Arsenal boy wonder showed glimpses of what he can do
Last Updated: June 11, 2012 11:48pm
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: Considers it a 'massive honour' to represent his country
Teenager Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain said he was privileged to become the second-youngest player to represent England at a European Championship.
The 18-year-old was surprisingly named in the starting line-up for England's 1-1 draw with France but emerged with credit as Roy Hodgson's men took a point from their Euro 2012 opener.
The Arsenal youngster caused problems in the French defence on a couple of occasions in the first half, escaping from his marker at one point with a delightful piece of skill.
However, he also picked up a booking for a foul on France right-back Mathieu Debuchy, who was a constant threat, and was eventually replaced by Jermain Defoe.
Oxlade-Chamberlain said: "It was a massive honour for me to get out there today and represent my country in a competition like this.
"Personally, I think it went OK. I showed in small glimpses what I can do.
"I would like to have done a bit better and got on the ball a bit more in different positions, where I like to attack players, but it was really hard against a good French side."