Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe believes Callum Wilson‘s maiden England call-up is reward for the courage shown in overcoming serious injuries.
Cherries striker Wilson, who was named in Gareth Southgate’s squad on Thursday, has twice battled back from cruciate knee ligament damage during the last three years.
“I’m delighted for Callum and his family. It’s fully deserved in my opinion and I’m delighted he’s been paid back for the mental strength he’s shown,” said Howe, according to Bournemouth’s Twitter account.
“He faced those moments on the sidelines with courage. Never a day did I see him down, which is sometimes very difficult.
“I think Callum is a very positive and a very driven person. He’s really well liked by his team-mates, so I’m sure they’re delighted for him.”