Eddie Nketiah says his hat-trick for England Below-21s shows he deserves to be beginning for Leeds.

The Arsenal striker bagged a treble in the Young Lions’ five-1 romp more than Austria at Stadium MK on Tuesday to take his tally to six targets in 4 games for his nation this season.

It is with Aidy Boothroyd’s side exactly where he is having most of his minutes this term as – on a season-lengthy loan from the Gunners – he is but to make a Championship commence for Leeds.

— Eddie Nketiah (@EddieNketiah9) October 15, 2019

He has scored two targets in seven appearances off the bench, with a further two in begins in the Carabao Cup, but he can nevertheless not get a appear-in in Marcelo Bielsa’s league group.

He is convinced he is worthy of a location in the beginning XI and says his hat-trick for the Young Lions is a statement.

The 20-year-old stated: “From my point of view, I really feel like I’ve performed every thing I can to warrant a commence and all I can do is continue to apply that stress by placing in fantastic performances when I come with England and when I play for Leeds, functioning tough.

“I went there to play matches and to create so hopefully in the coming weeks I’ll get the possibilities to show why I can be in the group week in, week out.

“It’s been disappointing for me not to commence in the league, I went there to play games and get games.

“It’s nevertheless early instances. I assume just about every time I’ve come on a performed properly and shown why I assume I ought to be playing.

“I assume tonight was a fantastic statement and a fantastic way for me to place across a efficiency and hopefully I’ll be beginning in the subsequent run of games.”

Despite his prowess in front of goal, the 20-year-old is struggling for game time at Leeds
In spite of his prowess in front of purpose, the 20-year-old is struggling for game time at Leeds (Tim Goode/PA)

Possessing scored 10 targets in 13 games, there is no doubt Nketiah knows exactly where the purpose is, but his all-round game is nevertheless raw. And he believes he will study extra by common action.

“I’m often mastering and when I come away right here or back at Leeds, it is a new atmosphere, I really feel like I am mastering a lot,” he added.

“I assume I’ll study even extra by playing, instances like this is fantastic for me to come away and get game time right here.

“I’m hunting to push on. I went there to play and I assume I think I’m fantastic sufficient to be playing in the group. I want to kick on when I get back and hopefully get a run of games.”

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