A number of Wolves supporters are delighted after a report claimed that Max Kilman could be on the verge of a first international call-up for England.
Bruno Lage’s side drew 0-0 away to Norwich City on Saturday afternoon and finished the weekend sitting sixth in the Premier League.
There have been a number of strong performers for Wanderers this season and Kilman is undoubtedly one of them. The centre-back has started all 13 of his team’s Premier League matches in 2021/22 to date and it appears as though his performances have caught Gareth Southgate’s eye.
As per WhoScored, he is Wolves’ fourth-best performer overall and ranks top for interceptions per match (1.5), second for clearances per game (3.4), third for headers won per game (1.8), joint-third for tackles won per match (2.4). Those figures indicate a no-nonsense, well-rounded defender.
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According to The Athletic‘s David Ornstein [via Talking Wolves on Twitter], Kilman has impressed the England boss and may be considered a left-footed centre-back option in Southgate’s future squads. The journalist wrote:
“The Athletic has been told his form has not gone unnoticed by Gareth Southgate and it’s believed Kilman is on England’s radar and has been discussed as a potential option at centre-back.
“Kilman is playing on the right of a back three for Wolves, but he’s one of the very few left-footed options Southgate could call upon. If he continues his excellent form for Wolves – and Southgate watched him during the recent 2-1 victory over Everton at Molineux — he may be joining his club skipper Conor Coady in the squad before long.”
Wolves fans react to potential Kilman call-up
These Wolves fans took to Twitter to show their happiness at the news about Kilman, who one supporter proclaimed to be the “GOAT”.
“World Cup is ours“
“Get Coady’s mate out and get this GOAT in“
“Mings in the mud“
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