nearly blew his great England chance by walking out of Gordon Strachans office when
his manager told him about his call-up.
Froggatt (26) thought he was the victim of a practical joke not Kevin
Keegans biggest ever selection surprise.
Strachan summoned him after training to break the good news that he was in the squad
for the two games with England, but had to convince the former Wolves and Aston Villa
player he was not pulling his leg.
"The gaffer called me into his office and asked me what could be the best thing
that could happen to me.
"I didnt know what he was on about at all even when he asked what is the
best thing that could happen to an English footballer.
"When he told me I thought he had been asked to wind me up by the lads. I am
absolutely astounded and shocked but also very proud.
"I was in the England under-21 side when I was 19 but that was it. A couple of
years ago I didnt even know if I would play in the Premiership again as Wolves were
struggling for promotion.
"I had an injury a couple of week ago but am fully fit now and have just been glad
to have been playing.
"I am never certain to be in the Coventry side and, like most other players,
certainly dont think of myself as an automatic selection there is no such
"I am very grateful to Kevin Keegan there is no greater honour than to play
for your country and these are very big games for England. I am very excited and looking
forward to joining up with everyone.
"I am not sure how I will feel nearer the time I havent even managed
to tell my wife yet and I need some time for it to sink in.
"Things have been going well for Coventry recently and I am happy at the club.
There were some stories that said I was unsettled but they were not true.
"It has been an incredible day."