Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount has revealed that he wants more opportunities to play for England. The youngster made his Three Lions debut on Saturday as his country went on to win 4-0.
“It gone so well so far,’ said Mount” as reported by The Daily Mail.
“If you look at our squad it’s young – one that wants to learn and wants to win. If you are playing well, you are going to get a chance.
“When you do, you have to take it. But you have to earn it. This was a massive moment for me. I want more opportunities.”
Mount has so far been one of the few bright sparks for Chelsea
Chelsea have started the season in bad form and currently do not even look like they will challenge for a place in the top four this season. Mount however has been one of the few bright sparks for the team along with fellow youngster Tammy Abraham. Mount has so far scored two goals in the Premier League for the Blues. Like with Abraham, there was scrutiny on him ahead of this season as he is still very young and also had no prior Premier League experience. In the case of Abraham, he actually had prior Premier League experience but failed to impress as he went on to score just five goals during the 2017/18 season which he spent with Swansea City who were in the Premier League at the time. Abraham is unlucky that he has to compete against the capable duo of Harry Kane and Callum Wilson for the England striker role but he should also get national team caps soon if he carries on progressing at his current rate. He could even over-take Wilson in Gareth Southgate’s pecking order by the end of this season.
Mount’s international experience would have helped him grow
The experience that Mount has gained while on international duty would have certainly given him a confidence boost and Chelsea fans will be hoping that this can help his performances for them this season. The Blues have made a frustrating start to the new season and need to raise their game sooner rather than later if they want to push for a top four spot this season.