Mason Mount a lock for Euro 2021
Not only has Mason Mount been a lock for most fantasy teams of late after making a berth in the Chelsea midfield his own, it appears that he is a certainty to start at the heart of the England team for Euro 2021.
Gareth Southgate has long been an admirer of Mount from his days in charge of the England under-21 team, and the evidence of the latest international window suggests the team will be built around the Chelsea star for years to come.
Mount featured in all three wins to kick off 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying in the best fashion with nine points from nine available – and he really caught the eye too.
Mount created eight chances in his 45 minute first-half performance in a 5-0 win over San Marino last week. He then scored the second in a 2-0 win over Albania and was at the heart of the England midfielder in the hard-fought 2-1 victory over Poland at Wembley on Wednesday.
The 22-year-old, who had loan spells at Vitesse Arnhem in Holland and Derby before getting his chance at Chelsea, tweeted after the win over Poland: “Ledge camp with the boys, 3 wins! Back to Chels.”
There’s no doubting Mount has many more international call-ups ahead of him and he looks to have booked a spot not only in the squad for the delayed European Championships, but in the starting line-up throughout the tournament.
Speaking on ITV after the victory over Poland, pundit Roy Keane was full of praise and said: “Ultimately, I think the players pick the team and he has performed well enough for every manager to say, ‘listen you are going to be in my starting line-up’.
“Outstanding player. He wants to be an all-round midfielder.
“I never hear anything negative about him off the pitch, he seems a brilliant young kid, he has gone out on loan, he has done it the hard way.”
It is Mount’s ability to play in a number of positions in the England midfield and forward line, as well as his composure on the ball, that has really impressed. That is the thing that Southgate likes the most about the talented Premier League star.
“He’s an exceptional player,” Southgate said when asked about Mount during England’s latest trio of games. “He finds space intelligently, manipulates the ball very well, creates chances, scores goals. I thought his performance was excellent.”
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