Lallana: Hinshelwood has a big future

Experienced midfielder praises teenager's maturity since coming into the team.

By Bruce Talbot • 20 February 2024

By Paul Hazlewood
Adam Lallana has been impressed with Jack Hinshelwood's maturity this season.

Adam Lallana believes the sky’s the limit for young midfielder Jack Hinshelwood.

The 19-year-old is out of action at the moment as he recovers from a foot injury but has made an impressive impact this season after making his Premier League debut in the final game of the 2022/23 campaign at Aston Villa.

He has scored three goals in 12 starts and Lallana has hailed his impact as ‘unbelievable.’

“The maturity he’s shown coming into the team has been remarkable,” said Lallana.

“He’s an example to every young player. Of course, he’s got amazing attributes on the pitch but the way he handles himself is a credit to him and his family.


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“He’s got the right balance. He’s versatile but the way he listens, the way he trains and the way he interacts with the senior pros is unbelievable and how he treats his teammates is a talent in itself.”

Lallana missed Sunday’s 5-0 win at Sheffield United but is determined to play his part in the run-in as Albion chase success on three fronts.

“Personally, I’m fit and well. It was nice to feature from the start against Spurs last week and I’m just enjoying the moment, being a part of it.

“I don’t take anything for granted, because who knows what’s around the corner, but I want to enjoy the back-end of the season.

"We could go deep in the Europa League and FA Cup and we’ve got the Premier League and qualifying for Europe again as well. I’ve learned to enjoy these moments rather than look too far ahead into the future.”