‘I was speechless’ 😶 | Ben White on becoming England's 26th-man for Euro 2020
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Speaking at the England camp media day, Ben White described his call-up to England's 26-man squad for Euro 2020 as 'surreal' and admits it was completely unexpected.

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  • 0jT

    it's a surprise that he was called up but he's probably the best cb after Maguire and Stones in the euros squad

  • jamie426 Esgate
    jamie426 Esgate

    We love you Ben White 💙 from Leeds bring it home !

  • Villa Fan
    Villa Fan


  • Daniel Murphy
    Daniel Murphy

    It's 2021 SkySports

    • ncfclee

      It is, but Euro 2020 starts tomorrow.

  • Tony Celestino
    Tony Celestino

    These England players are so impressive i.e their attitudes and talent ...... England fans are blessed at the moment

  • Local Geezer
    Local Geezer

    I remember watching him af Newport, he was bloody brilliant so proud of him

  • Day Day
    Day Day

    He’s better than mings and coady put together tbh

  • Joseph Clarke
    Joseph Clarke

    JWP robbed

  • Just a guy
    Just a guy

    Not a good sign when the player is so in shock cos he’s bang average and he’s been picked for England. No depth at CB Position

  • Ben Trussler
    Ben Trussler


  • Heroes Zeros
    Heroes Zeros

    Isn’t it lovely how everyone is getting covered in tattoos now.

  • Bha !
    Bha !

    Big Ben!!! 👍👍

  • Mohammed Umair
    Mohammed Umair

    Southgate should have picked him & Godfrey instead of Mings & Maguire (he's still injured) & also W.Prowse instead of Hendo

  • Michael AY
    Michael AY

    Him in, JWP in, Mings out

  • karl bolton
    karl bolton

    Ben “ermm” white

  • Jason Kennedy
    Jason Kennedy

    Another young English player with a thoughtful, humble attitude. Hope he gets some minutes and shines.

  • Selvam Justin
    Selvam Justin

    He still mad about the fact that Marcus sat him down twice

  • Kieran Smith
    Kieran Smith

    Shows how much Gareth Southgate trusts tyron Mings when he has to call Ben White Should’ve employed some more midfielders instead of another defender Both lingard and Ward-Prowse were robbed

  • Jake Rose
    Jake Rose

    They really do ask some stupid questions lol

  • Ahmad Tayyab Azimi
    Ahmad Tayyab Azimi

    Why no James Tavarnier?

  • Dsacr Nhgfh
    Dsacr Nhgfh

    England kneeing team can 🖕🖕🖕🖕

  • Disfatt Bidge
    Disfatt Bidge

    JWP should’ve got in. We get to see southgate’s mistake in Euro early

  • Daniel Fleming
    Daniel Fleming

    ben white, sign him up, ben white ben white sign him up

  • Ajay Potival
    Ajay Potival


  • Sparsh Paul
    Sparsh Paul

    Tomori > White Shocking omission by Southgate

  • Andrej Bekan
    Andrej Bekan

    JWP was also speechless 😂

  • James Attwood
    James Attwood

    Go on Ben lad!!!

  • Baguetteman

    Fair play to him but ward prowse was robbed.

  • Mitchell Jenkins
    Mitchell Jenkins

    This fella was at Newport in 2018, now he’s a top class premier league centre half being picked for England, what a journey 🙌

  • o Nweze
    o Nweze

    Still no wan bissaka! Crazy!

  • Jack Snuggs
    Jack Snuggs

    What a man 🔵⚪️🔵⚪️

  • james byrnes
    james byrnes

    Worst supporters in the world. You English are beyond a joke. Poor guy is proud to represent you and all you can do is insult him. This is why you deserve nothing.

  • TheEdgyDoggo

    We all know this is bullshit. JWP deserved a call-up, and twice got snubbed for unneeded players in unneeded positions!


    Me too Ben. Me too.

  • Aidan Bacon
    Aidan Bacon

    Very lucky

  • Robert Spence
    Robert Spence

    Southgate when he loses Kane: 'right I need to call James tarkowski up as a replacement'

  • Dan Stobart
    Dan Stobart


  • Bruh Train
    Bruh Train


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  • Mike Murray
    Mike Murray

    i was speechless too

  • alex jones
    alex jones

    Fair play to the geeza big achievement and has done well so far in friendlies and the prem. Personally I would have taken JWP as we only have 5 mids… nonetheless it’s f*****g come home lads let’s have it🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

  • AZ

    Right decision since Mings is minging! But JWP should be in the sqaud too...

  • Stephen Thoms
    Stephen Thoms

    Best centre half we have

  • Raymond Deeble
    Raymond Deeble

    Who ?


    Bielsa made him the player he is today, potter tried to make him average

  • Jake Wakelin
    Jake Wakelin

    He's Leeds to the core

    • Get me to the Geek!
      Get me to the Geek!

      Really? He doesn't sound it!

  • Aaron T
    Aaron T

    mummy's boy

  • It's Ok To Be White
    It's Ok To Be White

    We were just as speechless 😶😂

  • Aaron T
    Aaron T

    ward prowse and lingard robbed

  • S.A Nash
    S.A Nash

    Shame about Prowsey but what a level headed, decent guy he is

  • Ali

    I'm waiting for the blame when England lose in round 16. Not taking Prowse and Ings or Vardy is ridiculous.

    • manu92384

      vardy doesnt play for england anymore

  • Enigma

    Hope he's practiced his kneeling form...Southgate will be watching for form and flair with it.

    • Enigma

      @Get me to the Geek! Naaa blame U Tube it recommended the video to me. I can honestly imagine Southgate giving him a pep talk about kneeling. Imagine if a player said "sorry boss not me I have read the BLM page and don't agree!" Would he drop him? Anyway unless people call this out they will continue to think it's OK when imo it isn't. So yes I will be sarcastic as it gets the point across.

    • Get me to the Geek!
      Get me to the Geek!

      @Enigma That's very honest of you. So you're lying in wait like a troll at the bridge, waiting to pounce on a video featuring an England footballer, despite having no interest in football? I really would look at your life priorities mate. Just having negative, sarcastic interactions with people isn't doing your sense of self worth any good.

    • Enigma

      @Get me to the Geek! Yes it replaces the clan wars of the past. Standing on a hill flying your "colours" and then charging down for a battle. I don't follow football, I don't go on football but if it is on I shall be supporting the teams that have actually sat back and thought about BLM and what it means, actually taken the time to go on the BLM website and see what they propose. Have you?

    • Get me to the Geek!
      Get me to the Geek!

      @Enigma Has anyone ever told you that you're fickle? Football is a metaphor for war. I could never go against my national team.

    • Enigma

      @Get me to the Geek! I don't like the ones that kneel. I shall be supporting any team that doesn't, and I gather lots aren't doing the ridiculous kneeling shite!

  • Old skies New world
    Old skies New world

    Southgate is a league 1 manager, £ on him Getting sacked.

  • Will F
    Will F


  • Paul C Smith Photographer
    Paul C Smith Photographer

    Leeds fans are already converted, wont be long before he proves the doubters wrong. Big things ahead for Ben White.

  • b Pa1n
    b Pa1n


  • Lando

    Mental that it wasn't JWP.

  • Jes Thomas
    Jes Thomas

    After the hype with Leeds in the championship, watched him at Brighton. This lad is gonna be a top top defender for sure. Gutted for JWP, should have made the squad!

  • Sola Akinyede II
    Sola Akinyede II

    Anyone notice the fly at 1:42 👀

  • Dirty Charlatan
    Dirty Charlatan

    Ward- Prouse all day long. And it shows what an absolute despicable comment Roy Keane made about Henderson not going when Maguire is no where near fit. So this tells me white is in for Maguire and Hendo will be playing

  • Billy

    Great story, good luck to the young kid

  • Puny Pixel
    Puny Pixel

    I should have been a football journalist, it's pretty easy to ask dumb and/or boring questions.

  • eggnog

    left jwp and lingardinho ):

  • Itsmetoast

    Godfrey over white


    Nothing against this man but he’s a knob head I’d rather have Rooney in the squad than this man

  • Samsun Green
    Samsun Green

    He’s surprised because he doesn’t deserve it, JWP getting left out is a crime, I hope England don’t succeed so Gareth can get himself gone

  • Åsa Lindskog
    Åsa Lindskog

    He deservit

  • Kevin Ribeiro
    Kevin Ribeiro

    Ward Prowse got robbed

    • EastOfBourne

      That's Southgate's fault not White's.

  • Matthew Hind
    Matthew Hind

    They're asking questions to upset the players in every one of these videos

    • Get me to the Geek!
      Get me to the Geek!

      That's why players get media training. I want interviewees to be taken out of their comfort zones and made to say something interesting.

  • sk00p

    Ben White is quality, all the comments talking about Ward-Prowse are disrespectful.

  • ATP Synthase
    ATP Synthase

    England squad just screams to me me that Southgate doesn't even roughly know his starting 11.

  • Luke Davis
    Luke Davis

    Wrong decision for him to be picked not good enough player lingard should have been picked

  • David Schwimmer
    David Schwimmer

    Love the England hype soon be time too go home again dou maybe get out of the group

  • Real Truman
    Real Truman

    We are still lacking world class defenders like AWB and Tomori. We have way too many ball playing defenders and attacking wingbacks yet not one single defender who is actually good at defending lol

    • manu92384

      awb isnt an option anymore hes close to switching to DR Congo because southgate doesnt want him, which is rather surprising considering how many defenders hes taking and how he generally likes his team to play

  • Brian

    Ben "it should have been ward-prowse" White

  • Real Truman
    Real Truman

    Should have taken Wan Bissaka or Tomori. Then we lose and complain about our defense being crap

  • robbo2k10

    Weren’t we all

  • Pure Britannia
    Pure Britannia

    I hope he brought his knee pads

    • Get me to the Geek!
      Get me to the Geek!

      That's very sweet of you. I'm sure he'll be just fine.

  • Dragon Effect
    Dragon Effect

    Should be in, had a better two seasons than Coady and Mings at the back. Sensational for Leeds then Brighton.

  • Samuel Barker
    Samuel Barker

    Was gutted to see him leave Leeds but best of luck to him

    • Day Day
      Day Day

      ALAW MOT ⚪️🔵🟡

    • Dsacr Nhgfh
      Dsacr Nhgfh

      Do u knee🖕🖕

    • WILL.I.AM.NOT123

      Bet he was to

    • Lleyton Crosby
      Lleyton Crosby


  • Jeremy Lappindinho
    Jeremy Lappindinho

    ben mee and james tarkowski robbed

  • James La Rios
    James La Rios

    Feels like he’s won the lottery. Yes million to one chance of getting called up for the Euro squad

  • senan molloy
    senan molloy

    He's like someone off the only way is Essex but he's very good player well done


    Average player. Don't know how he's in the squad. Fact that he cried over getting into a 33 man squad that shouldn't even be a thing says it all really.

    • Mitchell Jenkins
      Mitchell Jenkins

      Embarrassing, choose another sport you mug

    • EastOfBourne

      How many Brighton games have you watched Blinker Boy?

  • Will Lewis
    Will Lewis

    What a guy

  • DAN B
    DAN B

    I was skeptical at first not choosing JWP but from what I’ve seen this guy is a baller. We’ve still got til Friday to make changes so who knows, maybe someone will declare injury *cough cough* and let Prowse in 🤞🏼

  • Wagwan Bros
    Wagwan Bros

    Like how they still talk about Leeds when he plays for Brighton

    • Darth Revan
      Darth Revan

      @lucas LUFC Yeah... no lol

    • Leo Dragon
      Leo Dragon

      @Elis Price don’t take it too hard just because we think Marcelo Bielsa is a God. After all, Guardiola and Pochettino think so too. PS. Tbe best player award for Ben was hijacked by Leeds fans!

    • Elis Price
      Elis Price

      @Leo Dragon leeds fans are something else, ‘haven’t seen him make any progress this season’ literally won our player of the season

    • Gilbert Walker
      Gilbert Walker

      He did kinda trash the influence though, was a bit disrespectful. When, if he hadn’t played under Bielsa last season he’d be nowhere near that England squad. It’s the only reason he’s even been looked at. He’s the third best centre half at his club. I love Ben White for everything he did for Leeds but the only reason he’s even been considered is because of Bielsa.

    • Leo Dragon
      Leo Dragon

      Because without that season under Bielsa none of this would’ve happened. He was surplus to requirements at Brighton before he spent that season at Leeds and has come back a mainstay of the Brighton defence. Can’t say I’ve seen him progress under Potter but he has maintained that level. Also, it was Biellsa who first used him in the holding midfield role and encouraged him to get forward on the ball, all the reasons he’s now in the England squad.

  • Dayzz

    Desvered to be in the squad for me. Good little player.. Love to see him slide into the back 3

  • CalvesLikeMbaps #YNWA
    CalvesLikeMbaps #YNWA

    Tomori and Ward Prowse robbed

  • F_6 H
    F_6 H

    Speechless, so was everybody

  • Nickyboy

    This can only mean maguires out

  • OiOi Saveloy
    OiOi Saveloy

    So Happy for him. Hopefully he will get chance to play to show his quality. Can see him becoming England's first choice center back in the near future.

  • Scott Bradbury
    Scott Bradbury

    English journalists, destroying English players minds since 1966. 1- Phil, how do you feel about losing the champions league final coming into this tournament (that’s made him feel better) well done mate 👍 2- talking all morning about Henderson missing a penalty v Romania and what a disgrace it was or wasn’t! Who cares it’s a friendly! Concentrate on the Euros! 3- Luke, you know Harry well, when’s he back and he must be proper gutted? Let’s kill the minds of the players before they’ve even kicked a ball 🤫🥱

  • Aditya Sethia
    Aditya Sethia

    Lad's literally their best defender after Maguire and Stones, he shouldn't be speechless, he deserves it

    • CHAZZA

      @ProdbyJacob clearly 14. Please obtain some football knowledge before embarrassing yourself

    • ProdbyJacob


    • Ken Enee
      Ken Enee


  • El Boocey
    El Boocey

    No wonder he’s surprised he shouldn’t be there. JWP robbed

  • N4ht4N

    So we’re we

  • L P
    L P

    In all seriousness. We are getting knocked out in the Quarters. Maybe first ko round. Southgate is just too damn defensive. I'm really not expecting much.

    • L P
      L P

      @Samuel Barker Belgium also. I wouldn't be overly shocked if wee go out in the group

    • Samuel Barker
      Samuel Barker

      The 2 we should fear the most are France and Portugal - Germany and Spain are definitely beatable and are not what they used to be

  • Willem VanderWerff
    Willem VanderWerff

    Lets go a brighton player

  • TCW_

    will prove a lot of people wrong in the euros. go get em ben

  • Sugosh Iyer
    Sugosh Iyer

    Tomori and white should be starting...stones is an error waiting to happen...coady is good but limited ability ...Maguire looks awkward and will get done for pace even if he is fit...mings ,the less said the better....the defence is going to be England's downfall...this guy is most crucial for England's chances