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Good to be back

10 November 2015

Daniel Pudil is eagerly awaiting his return to the international stage.

The Owls’ on-loan defender has been recalled to the Czech Republic squad for the forthcoming friendlies against Serbia and Poland.

The next target for Pudil will be inclusion in the squad for Euro 2016, for which the Czechs qualified after topping Group A.

He said: “I’m always proud to be in the Czech squad for their games, even if I’m not playing but to be amongst the best players from your country.

“I got the call-up for the next international squad when the manager called me so I’m delighted to be able to represent my country again.

“Of course, I want to stay in the squad and play on the biggest stage possible.”

Wednesday have three more players currently away on international duty, with Keiren Westwood, Joe Wildsmith and Lucas Joao in the frame for the Republic of Ireland, England Under-21s and Portugal respectively.

Head coach Carlos Carvalhal has hailed his players’ rise to prominence, stating such recognition can only be good for themselves and Sheffield Wednesday.

He said: “It is good for them and the club. It means we are improving our players.

“I am very pleased for Lucas Joao that he has been included Portugal’s senior squad for the first time and that Daniel Pudil is back in the Czech Republic national side.

“It’s good for Sheffield Wednesday because we are working to try to improve the team and help them be better players.

“I want the best for my players. If they go to their national teams, it means they are working very well and people are looking at them so it is fantastic.”

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