Angelo Henriquez received an unexpected call up to the Chilean senior national squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Argentina this week.
The 18-year-old, who is yet to make his senior debut for Manchester United, admits that it is something he didn't expect.
Speaking to Radio ADN, he said: "Unfortunately, we have important players injured.
"That has worked in my favour and I hope to play. Otherwise, I will continue to work the same way to have another call-up. It's not what I expected - I was ready to play with the U20s.
"I have been working very hard and intensively in England. Mentally, it is a huge motivation to come and play for the Chilean national team."