Nathaniel Chalobah is never one to get swept up in attention surrounding him, and nothing has changed on the back of his debut England call-up.

The 22-year-old is no stranger to the Three Lions set-up, but this weekend's double-header proved his first taste of a senior international as he made the bench for England's 4-0 late show in Malta, and their game-of-two-halves 2-1 win over Slovakia at Wembley last night.

The midfielder, and Leicester City's Harry Maguire, were handed their first call-ups by Gareth Southgate for the two games, although both had to settle for unused substitute roles.

With 97 appearances for England youth teams from Under-16 to Under-21 under his belt, the Watford man was never likely to be overawed, but seems to have taken the past week in his stride even by his calm standards.

"With that transition from the younger sides, it's been much easier for me," he said after last night's narrow World Cup qualifying win. "I've played with a few of the boys before, and under the gaffer, and it's easy for me really.

"It was ok, it just felt like another two games, and you just move on from there. It's been a good experience, training this week, being part of everything. We've had two very good results, and so I'm happy."

West Brom's Jake Livermore was chosen ahead of Chalobah to start in Malta and made a late cameo appearance at Wembley against Slovakia, with the former Chelsea man never likely to unseat regulars Jordan Henderson or Eric Dier in the England engine room.

There is always a tinge of disappointment not to get to show what you can do for any player, and so the ambitious midfielder is already keen to put that behind him and look to the next round of internationals in October as he eyes his international bow.

He said: "It’s my first call-up, I’d have loved to play – but it doesn’t matter. I just need to get my head down, keep working, and hopefully you never know what could happen.

"It’s just the beginning of things, I don’t want to get too far ahead of myself, but we can just approach the next game and see what happens.

"I’ve not had a conversation with the gaffer about the future – we just see what happens."