‘Very unselfish’: BBC pundit hails £88k-a-week Chelsea star who’s a rare positive

Danny Murphy has highlighted Chelsea star Mason Mount as a rare positive from the England result on Friday night.

England were held to a 0-0 draw with Scotland yesterday at Wembley Stadium in the group stages of Euro 2020. 

It means that there is still work for Gareth Southgate’s side to do ahead of the knockout stages. 

It was an abject display from England, who lacked a clinical edge.

However, £88,000-a-week attacking midfielder Mount was a bright spark that did create a couple of chances and showed some brilliant individual moments in a match lacking of star quality. 

BBC pundit Murphy has given praise to Chelsea’s 22-year-old playmaker. 


He feels that he’s “very unselfish” with some of his work.

“He’s always trying to get in the box,” Murphy said.

“He’s good with the ball. He’s good without the ball defensively, but he’s good with his runs off the ball. He’s very unselfish what he does.

“He was the one player in a poor England performance that kept trying to make things happen. He’s the one player that doesn’t have to worry about his place in the next game.”

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Mount has started both England games so far at the Euros because he’s definitely one of the best players in the squad. 

He’s on cloud nine after winning the Champions League with the Blues, so it’s great to hear everyone is past the stage of calling him a teacher’s pet.

There has been a few occasions during the two England games he’s played some accurate through balls and those penetrating passes are needed more. 

He’s always going to provide a goal threat himself with box-to-box runs, but he’s more than that. 

It’s great to hear Mount now receiving plaudits for his all-around game. 

Chelsea’s academy has turned out yet another amazing talent who’s one of the form players in Europe right now.

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