Tino Livramento, the England Under-21s defender, emphasizes that he is in no hurry to decide on his international future, despite being eligible for Portugal and drawing interest from Scotland following his return from a significant knee injury. Although Scotland’s assistant coach, John Carver, acknowledged their consideration of Livramento due to his qualification through his mother, the 21-year-old, currently with the Young Lions for Euro 2025 qualifiers against Serbia and Northern Ireland, expresses contentment with his current situation. Livramento states, “There’s no rush to make any decision. I’m really happy with where I am now,” highlighting his satisfaction with the team, coaching staff, and his return to consistent play and training. Emphasizing his youth and the enjoyable experience with the U-21s, Livramento appreciates the support from the England set-up and mentions the strong connections he developed through various age groups.
Lee Carsley’s team, having previously defeated Serbia 9-1 in October, faces them again in Backa Topola on Saturday, followed by a match against Northern Ireland at Goodison Park on Tuesday. Despite their second-place standing in Group F after a 3-2 loss to Ukraine last month, Livramento is optimistic about the team’s future. Having re-entered the squad after an 18-month absence due to injury, Livramento, who completed a £31 million move to Newcastle over the summer, focuses on building a promising future. He reflects on overcoming challenges in his career, stating, “I feel like I’ve done amazingly to move on from that part of my career. Now it’s just about moving on from that point.”