Huddersfield Town winger Sorba Thomas has spoken of his excitement for representing Wales in front of a home crowd for the first time.
Thomas made his Wales debut on the bench in last month’s international break in a 2-2 draw in the Czech Republic before making the next game in Estonia.
But after receiving his second calling in a row, Thomas will get his first taste of the Cardiff believers on Saturday when Rob Page’s team host Belarus.
Speaking to North Wales Live, he said: “When I first went I was a bit surprised at times, there was a lot of excitement on my part.
“But this time I’m even more happy because I can play in front of the home fans, in front of tens of thousands. It will be great to show what I can do in front of them. “
Thomas has had a great start to his first full season in the Football League with Huddersfield, scoring one goal and providing eight assists in 17 games.
The 22-year-old joined the club in January from non-league team Boreham Wood and began to assert himself in the senior team at the end of last season after playing several games with the club’s B-team.
While an international gig seemed like a world away around this time last year, Thomas revealed that his mother never allowed him to forget his routes in hopes that one day his opportunity would arise.
He said: “My mother never lets me forget that I am Welsh. She will be at the two games (Belarus and Belgium) and has her Wales top ready.
“My whole family is proud of me, especially my mom. I love the fact that she likes to flaunt me! “