‘You can trust him to do the dirty work for his country’ – Joe Cole says of Chelsea player

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Mason Mount plays in a more advanced midfield role for club and country, but his energy off the ball is one thing every coach and pundit has praised the 22-year-old for.

The Englishman only recently recovered from an illness and was named in Gareth Southgate’s latest squad for the November internatonal break.

Mount will most likely be playing in midfield along with Manchester City duo Jack Grealish and Phil Foden.

Former Chelsea ace turned pundit Joe Cole has revealed how England can fit Mount along with Grealish and Foden in the same starting line-up.

Joe Cole believes Mount is capable of carrying out defensive tasks out of possession when playing for the Three Lions and it will be beneficial to the team.

Joe Cole told The Sun: “Mount and Foden especially have shown they can provide defensive cover when needed for England. Grealish is doing that more at Manchester City under Pep Guardiola. So it is not as though you can’t trust them to do the job.”

Meanwhile, former Chelsea winger and assistant manager Gianfranco Zola has backed Mount to get back to his best form that saw him win the Chelsea Player of the Year last term.

“I still think there are players that will go up in performance. Mason this year hasn’t been the same Mason as last year,” Zola told talkSPORT.

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