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Jamal Lewis: International debut a huge honour

26 March 2018

Norwich City's Jamal Lewis says making his international debut for Northern Ireland on Saturday was a 'huge honour'.

The Canaries Academy graduate played the full 90 minutes of a 2-1 friendly win over South Korea at Windsor Park, just months after making his domestic bow.

Lewis lined up alongside the vastly experienced Aaron Hughes, Gareth McAuley and Jonny Evans in defence - with the trio having in excess of 250 international caps between them.

"It was amazing to train with them, put on the shirt and then play beside them," the youngster told The Belfast Telegraph.

"It was a huge honour. I've seen them play in the Premier League so tried to pick their brains and learn from them.

"It's a level I'm trying to get to in my own career."

The left-back is already looking forward to representing his nation again, as he added: "The aim is to get as many caps as possible from here.

"We want to try and get as many wins as we can before The Nations League. We have a lot of games coming up in the next couple of years or so.

"The big aim is the Euro 2020 campaign, so it would be great to be involved in that. Hopefully we can qualify for the Euros again and create more memories for the fans and country."


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