Henderson eyes England U21 glory

06 October 2010 01:37
Sunderland midfielder Jordan Henderson believes England under-21s are on the cusp of a major achievement ahead of their play-off with Romania.European Championship qualification rests on the two-legged tie, the first of which is at Norwich on Friday. [LNB]"It's big for us as players, we're just concentrating on getting a good result," Henderson told BBC Newcastle. [LNB]"We're not bothered about media attention. We just want to be in the Championships in the summer." [LNB]Henderson continued: "It's a different experience, it was really good the last time I went, the lads are great, there's a really good team spirit, a good squad and hopefully we can go far." [LNB]The second leg for a place at the 2011 finals in Denmark takes place in Botosani on Tuesday, 12 October. [LNB][LNB] [LNB][LNB] Meanwhile the Sunderland player has enjoyed an impressive start to the season with the Black Cats, making eight appearances as a regular in Steve Bruce's plans. [LNB]However with no goals to his name so far, the 20-year-old admitted aspects of his game require sharpening. [LNB]"I need to work on my goals, I need to improve on finishing, I need to chip in with a lot more goals," Henderson added. [LNB]"I think it's a confidence thing, you need to believe you can score and I need to believe that if I get into the right positions I'm going to score. [LNB]"I'm a little bit disappointed with the start of the season that I haven't contributed, I'm concentrating too hard but hopefully that will come."

Source: BBC_Sport