Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount has admitted that players from the England squad are bound to have arguments and disputes with each other. This comes after Joe Gomez and Raheem Sterling were involved in a training bust-up last week which nearly resulted in the duo coming to blows.
The dispute has since been ended. Both players are of high probability for Gareth Southgate’s Euro 2020 side. Sterling will almost definitely have to play a key role for the Three Lions during the tournament while Gomez could be one of the first-choice defenders or if not on the bench.
“I think it is going to get heated in club games because there are going to be massive games,” Mount told BBC Sport.
“But we are very tight as a group, things get sorted out very quickly like they did and then we get focused on the games.
“It was very strong performances in both games, we won the group and that was the main achievement.
“I think the two games have been very professional performances and to finish it off with a good win is good and there is a big break now until the next camp.
“We go back to our clubs and we are all going to be playing against each other but it has been a very good qualification, we have got some very good wins under our belt and the focus now is on March.”
Mount is being realistic
Fans cannot realistically expect no altercations to take place between players. Yes, it is something that should be aimed to be avoided, however, football is a team-sport. Team environments are bound to create conflicts especially when they involve a lot of people. It will be up to England manager Southgate as well as the nation’s captain Harry Kane to ensure that the conflicts do not go out of control.
Mount will be aiming to secure a place in England’s Euro 2020 squad
Mount has been one of the stand-out players for Chelsea in the Premier League this season. The Blues are currently surpassing pre-season expectations amidst their two window transfer ban and are in line for a top four finish. Mount is a future star in the making and unsurprisingly his performances have seen him being included in recent England squads. If the youngster maintains the current level of momentum which he is carrying, he will not only be of high probability for England’s Euro squad but he will also be a contender to start for Southgate’s team. It remains to be seen what will happen but either way, Mount looks well on course towards becoming a world-class player in the future.