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Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount has been an important part of the Chelsea team, and the 20-year-old’s performances have been eye catching, which has made him get back to back international call-ups.
Mount was handed his first start for the Three Lions as Czech Republic defeated England 2-1, and the Chelsea midfielder lasted 70 minutes on the pitch.
England boss Gareth Southgate had revealed that nothing surprises him about the quality of the young midfielder, revealing that he has always expected it.
When asked what he has made of Mount this week, England boss Southgate said: “Exactly what I thought of him when I saw him at 16 playing for our U16s, he’s a quality player, an intelligent footballer, presses well, has a real eye for goal, good quality.
“So, nothing I’ve seen surprises me at all. We’ve had him marked as a player from the first time I saw him at St. George’s [Park].
“Chelsea would be the same on that, I think, but of course he’s now been able to have the opportunity to play in the Premier League and display that against top teams.
“I think you saw his penalty in the Super Cup, [that] was a nice cameo of what he’s about, really.”