Mason Mount's England admission shows his elite mentality and impressive natural fitness

Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount said regularly starting for England has had a positive impact on his form as he aims for his third consecutive start for England ahead of Wednesday’s clash with Poland.

After an impressive 45-minute display against San Marino, the 22-year-old made his second start and played full 90 minutes in the 2-0 win over Albania on Sunday.

It was easy to see why he kept his place as Mount, once again, was one of the best performers for England, scoring the second goal of the game with a calm finishing in the second half.

Mount does not seem satisfied with just two starts, however, and said regular game time can only be beneficial for him.

“Yeah, of course,” said Mount, smiling, when asked whether he would like to start again for England against Poland in his post-match press conference (via Hayters TV).

“I said this before, I’m still young. I want to play every game and as many games as I can.

“Playing a lot at the club, then coming to England and starting as well help bring that form into the games.

“It’s not stop-start, so it’s obviously a positive for me to be able to do that.”

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Most Chelsea fans would not be surprised by Mount’s desire to be on the pitch, although some would prefer avoiding any injury risks towards the end of the international break.

Fortunately, the midfielder’s incredibly clean injury record suggests he will be fine.

Mount has played close to 100 games for Chelsea in the past two seasons and not missed a single game to an injury problem.

According to Transfermarkt, the last time he did so was when was on loan at Derby County in 2018/19.

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