Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has backed Mason Mount to win selection to the England national team and establish himself as a key player for Gareth Southgate’s side. Mount has so far been arguably the Blues best player since Lampard took charge of the club during the summer.
He has scored goals during two successive Premier League games so far this season.
“It is Gareth’s shout,” Lampard said as quoted by Goal about Mount possibly being in the England squad.
“I would hate to second guess or have a headline to say what his squad should be. He’ll watch games. I know that they know a lot about Mason.
“I’ve said it a lot last year. Being called up for his country, that’s hopefully going to come pretty soon again. He can go absolutely to the top. He’s impressed me. He had another step on in pre-season.
Mount and Lampard appear to work well
The two seem to enjoy a good relationship and Mount will probably be more accustomed to the training methods of the Blues manager more than any other player from the squad. The 20-year-old spent last season in the Championship on loan with Derby County who were managed by Lampard during the time. He was a key player for the Rams last season as he went on to make 35 Championship appearances and scored eight goals.
It is just a matter of time before Mount is capped by England
One there is one thing that is certain, it is that Mount is highly regarded by England manager Gareth Southgate. He has yet to be capped by his country at senior level but he will know know the atmosphere of the national team after being an unused substitute during the Three Lions UEFA Nations League games against Croatia and Spain in October 2018.
It is very rare that Championship players are called up to the England team. The only time when it happens usually is when the nation needs a backup keeper to add depth to the squad. The fact that Southgate called up Mount for international duty even though the player was in the second-tier at the time indicates just how highly his talent is viewed.
Bases on his current form, Mount certainly deserves to be called up and capped by the England team. He may even get a start.