PREMIER - Arsenal's Rowe grateful for Gareth Southgates praise
When Gareth Southgate named his senior team for the World Cup qualifiers against Andorra and Hungary last month, the 21-year-old said he was "extremely close" to getting his first call-up.
"I feel really grateful that he's [Southgate] speaking about me like that in such a positive way," Smith Rowe said.
"But I've got to keep working hard, keep my head down and I know the opportunity will come. I've just got to make sure I'm ready for it.
"It is always an honour to represent my country whatever level it is. The seniors have a really strong team at the moment so I always know it is going to be difficult.
"I've just got to keep my head down and stay focused and keep doing what I am doing and hopefully I'll get that opportunity in the future."