AFC Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook has met Prince William at Kensington Palace following the Cherries success with England Under 20’s.
Cook became a household name across England when the young midfielder, a 2016 summer signing from Leeds United, became the first man since Bobby Moore in 1966 to captain England in the final of a World Cup and then went on to lift the trophy.
England progressed to the Under 20’s World Cup final by beating Argentina and South Korea in the group stage (also drawing with Guinea).
In the second round England defeated Costa Rica, before beating Mexico in the quarter final.
In the semi final, England came from behind against Italy to win 3-1.
England went on to beat Venezuela in the Suwon World Cup Stadium to win the tournament with Cook lifting the trophy after collecting his world cup winners medal.
Honoured to be at Kensington palace today meeting Prince William with the World Cup squad 🦁 https://t.co/JPJLhXdLL2
? Lewis Cook (@lewiscook_) 7 September 2017
Cook made just six appearances in the Premier League last season totalling 431 minutes.
He had initially walked straight into Eddie Howe’s starting XI, one of a few new signings to ever do so, beginning the season in the opening weekend against Manchester United.
However numerous injuries kept him sidelined until a flurry of appearances at the tail-end of the season.
He however is yet to make a Premier League this season following his success with England.
This week however he did get to play at Dean Court, for England’s Under 21’s squad after moving up an age group.
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