Steven Alzate wants to show what he can do for his country – after hitting the right note on day one.

Albion’s midfielder is training with the senior Colombia squad for the first time as they prepare for a friendly versus Peru in Miami.

Alzate has been welcomed to the squad by senior players led by James Rodriguez (inset).

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The bilingual 21-year-old – born in Camden of Colombian parents – won over his new team-mates with a rendition of Ben E King’s soul classic Stand By Me at his initiation.

Now he hopes to settle quickly into a Latin rhythm on the pitch.

Alzate said: “Everyone welcomed me really well.

“I’ve spoken to all of them and they have made me feel at home.

“I’ve spoken to James, Cuadrado, Lerma, Jeison Murillo and it has been a pleasure.

“I need to go slowly. It’s the first time I have been called and I need to get used to the level.

“I want to play in midfield but, with Brighton, I have played left-back, right back so wherever they put me I will help the team.”

Colombia play Peru at the Hard Rock Stadium (1.30am, Saturday our time) before moving on to New Jersey to face Ecuador.

Alzate said: “We’ve not done much work on Peru. We are thinking about ourselves.

“We have been playing well but we need to start scoring goals, which is the most important thing.”

Alzate has been room-sharing with extrovert midfielder Yairo Moreno.

The Seagulls star said: “He is very happy, a bit mad! But a good person.”

Colombia boss Carlos Queiroz is keen to see what Alzate can do before qualifying fixtures for the next World Cup get under way.