The Southwark-born defender was in the Olympic stadium as part of the parade of the teams as
It was a significant part of a unique experience Bertrand is determined to enjoy.
And it was one of the reasons the 23-year-old had no doubts over accepting
"This was a massive opportunity," he said. "It would have been crazy for anyone to turn down the chance of being involved in the Olympics with
It represents a continuation of an amazing few months for Bertrand, the highlight of which so far has been his appearance in
"I didn't expect to be here six months ago," he said.
"But I was determined and kept working hard. Even when I was in and out of the squad, my attitude in training never dropped.
"And I was fully confident that somewhere, at some stage, I would get my break.
The intended presence of
Uppermost in Bertrand's mind will be ensuring GB collects the three points required to put its bid to reach the quarter-finals back on track.
However, Hodgson has already stated an intention to use next month's friendly with
"My ambition for this season is to try and get a few games for
"But GB is another step in my international career and eventually, I hope to get an opportunity with
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