Rob Green rues Chelsea star's current situation ahead of Euro 2020 round of 16

Glen Johnson and Rob Green have had their say about Mason Mount’s possible absence for England in the Euro 2020 round of 16 match against Germany.

Mount and Ben Chilwell have had to undergo a self-isolation period after being in close contact with Chelsea teammate Billy Gilmour following England’s draw with Scotland last weekend.

The pair actually tested negative in earlier tests, but Public Health England decided that they will have to isolate up to and including Monday, 28 June.

As a result, had to miss the win over the Czech Republic on Tuesday and might even miss the clash against Germany, which will take place just a day after their isolation period.

Johnson, however, believes England best eleven involves both Mount and Chilwell, as well as Reece James.


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“I know Kyle Walker is good going forward and quick, but I just think Reece James is the better all-round player,” the former Blues defender told Stadium Astro.

“And from the midfield, we get Mount bursting forward.”

Green, who spent a season as a back-up goalkeeper at Chelsea in 2018/19, initially did not include Mount in his England’s best line-up.

But after hearing Johnson’s eleven, he swiftly changed his mind.

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“Mason Mount, as soon as Johnson said his name, [I know] I forgot to mention him,” Green explained.

“He’s such a clear choice for me.

“I think he’s a lot bigger loss and would be the one we’d miss the most.”

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Chronicle view

Well, the FA are reportedly asking for a permission from Public Health England for both Mount and Chilwell to take part in socially-distanced training (Daily Mail).

This suggests that England boss Gareth Southgate might plan to involve this two in his squad for the round of 16 match.

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