Southampton's teenage midfielder Alex Jankewitz has continued to make an impression on the international youth scene this week, earning his full debut for Switzerland’s Under-21 side at the tender age of 19.
The Swiss claimed an impressive 1-0 victory over England, launching their UEFA European Under-21 Championship campaign in style at the Bonifika Stadium, with Jankewitz completing the full 90 minutes.
The youngster had turned out for the Under-21 side in previous international contests, but was one of the standout performers on his first start in Koper, where Dan Ndoye scored the only goal of the game in the 74th minute.
Speaking about the progress of Jankewitz, who has this season made his senior bow for Saints, Academy Director Matt Hale said: “It is great to see Alex on the international stage, starting in a highly competitive game and performing really well.
“He has made so much progress since he joined us when he was 16 and this experience will provide him with great confidence.”
Switzerland’s campaign continues on Sunday 28th March, when they meet Croatia – a game that Jankewitz will again hope to feature in.