I’ve got very happy memories of Vicarage Road, having scored twice here on my debut for England Under-21s. We beat Azerbaijan 6-0 back in 2011 and I scored one header in each end, which was nice. I think my first was pretty much my first touch too. I was maybe 20 or 21 at the time and obviously the stadium has changed massively from that night, but when I signed here over the summer it was one of the first moments I looked back on. A lot of that Under-21 team have progressed and done really well, which is great to see. The likes of Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Barkley have all made a successful step up to the senior England team.
When I was at West Brom I was mentioned once or twice as being close to a full call-up and that would have been nice back then, but it’s one of those things. You just have to keep working hard every day. I’ve got a new challenge ahead of me now at Watford and I’m in a squad that’s the best I’ve ever been a part of. Each day I work harder and with the coaches and the good quality of personnel that’s around me, hopefully I can keep improving.