Lletget answers US call

Hammers starlet Sebastian Lletget will get the chance to impress Jurgen Klinsmann at a special United States training camp next week.

Still only 19, the Academy ace has been named in a 31-man squad for the Under-23 get-together to be held in senior team coach Klinsmann's native Germany. The camp will be staged from 7 to 16 November at the renowned Sportschule Wedau centre in Duisburg.

Klinsmann has worked with U23 coach Caleb Porter to devise the week-long programme, with the emphasis on following the senior team's approach. The players will be put through their paces by former US stars Claudio Reyna and Tab Ramos.

The squad will form the basis of the US team that hopes to qualify for the 2012 Olympics in London, with Lletget determined to fly the flag for West Ham at the Games.

Lletget has continued to shine this season in the development squad under Ian Hendon, forming a strong central midfield partnership with George Moncur.

Speaking to whufc.com, the San Francisco native said: "The Olympics are next year and I am really hoping I can get into that squad. It is everyone's dream and that is the next step. I have to keep working hard."

Speaking to USSoccer.com, Klinsmann said: "It is very important that we are all on the same page in how we are working with the national teams and that we are all pulling in the same direction, since all roads lead to the senior team.

"They will have full support from the national team, and their camps will be run just like ours. In this initial camp they will gather as much information as possible. As this group gets together, it is important for all these players to understand that they have a very unique opportunity."

It is thought that some of the brightest talents in the U23 squad will also get the chance to be involved with the senior set-up in the coming months. The main emphasis though is the CONCACAF qualifying for the Olympics, which will be held in the US next March and feature eight nations competing for two places at the London Games.