Gareth Southgate names Chelsea star among players making England successful. It’s not Mason Mount

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It has so far been a perfect competition for England in the ongoing Euro 2020 tournament.

The English fans believe the trophy is coming home, and they have every reason to — having not lost a game nor conceded a goal in the tournament yet.

England are massive favourites to be crowned European champions, and Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate has praised his players for their attitude on and off the pitch.

Southgate reserved special praise for Ben Chilwell and a certain group of players who are yet to feature in the tournament. According to Southgate, they are the real heroes.

Speaking to BBC Sport, Southgate said: “The players have been fantastic. To play as well as they did in a game where there’s so much resting on it was really impressive.

“It’s a strange feeling. I’m actually, at this moment, thinking of the players that didn’t get on the pitch because the likes of Conor Coady, Ben Chilwell, Sam Johnstone, Aaron Ramsdale – they’re the ones that are making this team successful because the spirit of this group is phenomenal. Whoever comes in does the job.

“I’m spending more energy worrying about the three I have to leave out of the 26 because they’re all good players, none of them deserve to be left out, they’re all giving everything in training, so none of it is because I don’t think they’re up to the level. But we have got to make those decisions, the right call for the right game, the right system, but all of the players have been brilliant.”

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