Harvey Barnes has expressed his joy at having lived out his childhood dream after breaking through at Leicester City this season.
The 21-year old forward spent the first half of the current campaign on loan with West Brom in the Championship, and his impressive appearances saw him return to the King Power Stadium earlier than expected.
Not only has Barnes returned, he has featured several times for the Foxes since being recalled, and was arguably the club’s best player during his recent full Premier League home debut against Manchester United.
Barnes could keep his place at Wembley this weekend when Leicester take on Tottenham, with Marc Albrighton unavailable through injury, and Barnes has expressed his delight at having succeeded so far with the club he has been with since he was nine.
As reported by the Leicester Mercury, Barnes said:
It’s really exciting.
I think it’s every young boy’s dream to play in the Premier League, so for me to get the opportunity to do that is obviously great and I’m just hoping I can take my chance and help the team out.
The last time we were at Wembley it was an entertaining game (City lost 5-4), but hopefully the result will go our way this time.
It would be nice to go down there and take something out of the game. You’ve seen already this season against the big teams we’ve put in some great performances and got results, so we’ll be hoping to replicate that.