Adam Armstrong targets Germany next after player of month award with Coventry

Adam Armstrong
Adam Armstrong

Adam Armstrong has set his sights on international success next after seeing his impressive start to the season rewarded with the League One Player of the Month award for August.

Newcastle United striker Armstrong’s fantastic start to his loan spell at Coventry City saw him pick up the honour today.

It’s perfect timing for the 18-year-old ahead of tonight’s England Under-19s game against Germany in Bergisch Gladbach.

Armstrong admits he can’t wait to take on England’s old foes.

“It’s massive. I’ve played them a few times with England and they are always good games. We have all been looking forward to it since the squad was announced and we just can’t wait for kick off later,” he said.

“The Euros will be held here next summer and all the lads are looking forward to trying to qualify for that. It’s such a big competition. Obviously a few of us won it at U17s and we’ll be looking to do that again and also reach the World Cup.”

The Newcastle youngster is in great form, having scored five goals in his first five games for Coventry since his loan move last month.

And he paid tribute to Sky Blues boss Tony Mowbray and the fans at the League One club for helping him settle in so quickly.

“It’s a great honour to win the award and totally unexpected,” the 18-year-old said.

“I’m always confident I can get goals but I never thought I’d get off to the start I have done at Coventry. Everyone from the manager and his staff, to the players and all the fans have made me feel so welcome at the club. This award is for all of them really.

“Hopefully it won’t be the only success we can achieve together this season.”