Emile Heskey names Mason Mount among England’s stand-out performers

Former England striker Emile Heskey has named Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount in his list of the national side’s top performers during the international break.

The international break ended sourly for England as they tasted a 1-0 defeat against Denmark after two wins from a friendly against Wales and a Nations League tie against Belgium.

Having previously topped their Nations League group, England have dropped to third with Belgium reclaiming top spot.

However, there were several positive performances from Gareth Southgate’s men and former Liverpool striker Heskey named Mount in his pick of outstanding performers for the Three Lions, along with Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish.

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He told TBR Football: “Mason Mount is another one. I like seeing him play.

“He plays in several different positions and gives you 110 per cent all the time.

“He always gets into positions where he could get [the ball] on the half-turn and start creating and driving with the ball.

“I think between them, it has been good.”

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Mount received the man of the match award after his deflected strike secured the three points for England against Belgium.

Southgate previously praised Mount and spoke about the midfielder’s value for the national team.

“He’s a top player,” the England boss told talkSPORT on Sunday.

“He can receive [the ball] under pressure.

“He’s intelligent with his movement. He is, of course, still learning. To find space in the first-half was difficult.

“But in a tactical game, where it’s just as important defensively what the forwards do, to have a player like him who can do both sides.”

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