'So good on the ball': Harry Kane raves about Chelsea star that is 'proving people wrong'

Harry Kane didn’t hold back when he was asked to share his thoughts about Chelsea sensation, Mason Mount.

Speaking to Gary Neville on The Overlap Extra channel, Kane spared a few words on several of his England teammates.

The Tottenham Hotspur striker hailed Manchester City pair Phil Foden and Raheem Sterling, Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish, and Declan Rice from West Ham, amongst others.

Kane compliments Mount

But Kane kicked off proceedings by praising Mount, a talent he’d grown to appreciate through their time together with the Three Lions.

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 “I love Mason as a player,” admitted the Spurs attacker.

“Everyone is talking about him now, but there was a question mark about whether he should be playing ahead of some players.

“He’s been great. He’s so good on the ball. He’s such a nuisance off the ball, the way he presses and wins balls back.

“The way we want to play for England, it suits perfectly. Really level headed guy. Works hard.

“Quite a quiet guy in nature but not afraid to talk on the pitch. I’m glad he’s doing what he’s doing and proving people wrong.”

Making of Mason

Kane is the next in a very long of list of high-profile names to compliment Mount this season.

And it’s very clear to see why. At just 22-years of age, the all-action midfielder is a stalwart for club and country.

He has also just been crowned champion of Europe, after the Blues saw of Manchester City in the Champions League final on Saturday.

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It was just under two years ago that Mount was making his senior Chelsea debut in a Premier League loss to Manchester United.

Turn the clocks forward to present day and he’s about to embark on the European Champions with England as one of Gareth Southgate’s most important players.

Mount’s Euro adventure might not be the only major Chelsea related story to emerge this summer.

Harry here, Harry there

Plenty of talk has been about Kane’s movements ahead of next year after he reportedly told Tottenham he is ready to leave the London-based side.

Depending on how things work out, the electric centre-forward could be making the short trip across the capital, with Chelsea said to be interested in signing him.

Then Kane could be calling Mount a college at a domestic level, not just for the national team.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.