'He's got the quality': TalkSPORT pundit suggests Chelsea player will come good for his country
Danny Murphy suggests Chelsea star Mason Mount still has the potential to come good for England.
Mount, 23, is a key player for both club and country.
The Blues attacking midfielder finished the season with 13 goals and 16 assists in 53 Chelsea appearances, which helped earn him the club’s player of the year award.
He’s started all three of England’s Nations League fixtures during the current international round of fixtures, which finishes with a match against Hungary on Tuesday night.
Despite being a regular in Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions line-up, he’s scored only four goals in 27 senior England caps.
Mount to come good for England
TalkSPORT pundit Murphy has given his backing to Chelsea talisman Mount, claiming he just needs a lucky break in front of goal.
It says a lot about the Chelsea playmaker when he continues to start within an England squad stacked with supreme talent in his area of the pitch.
“Has Mount had chances in the last couple of games? Yeah. He’s made great runs into great areas; you just get the feeling he needs something to go for him and all of a sudden the goal will come. I feel that with him. I feel he’s got the quality. He gets himself in some tremendous positions,” Murphy told talkSPORT.
In contrast, Chris Sutton recently suggested there may be someone else in the England squad that deserves a starting position ahead of Mount.
Needs a break
It wouldn’t be the worst thing to see Mount on the England bench tonight against Hungary.
He’s had a demanding campaign as a go-to man in the Chelsea squad, as well as plenty of minutes at international level.
It’s going to be an important period for the youngster to rest before joining up with the Blues squad for pre-season ahead of an exciting 2022/23 campaign.
It’s clear that he still needs to up his levels in an England shirt to make sure of his starting position at the World Cup this winter, though.