"I didn't really expect it to be honest. When I got the call from Stuart Pearce, I was quite shocked," Marvin Sordell told BBC Radio Manchester when speaking about his surprise inclusion in the team Great Britain squad for the Olympics. "Regardless of what walk of life you are from, you want to succeed and do your best," said Sordell.
"There's no point trying to aim for 'alright'. You want to aim for gold."
The Bolton Wanderers striker is one of only three players in the squad that play outside the Premier League but will have the opportunity to train and play alongside Ryan Giggs, Craig Bellamy, and Micah Richards.
"I'm looking forward to what will be a massive occasion. It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Not many people can say they've competed in an Olympics in their home country."
The team play a friendly in two weeks time against Brazil at Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium before opening their Olympic campaign against Senegal at Old Trafford just six days after that. We sincerely hope that Marvin Sordell not only gets his chance but takes.