ROY KEANE and Graeme Souness hailed ‘fabulous’ Mason Mount ahead of England’s 0-0 Euros bore draw with Scotland.
Mount, 22, was thrust into the starting XI by Gareth Southgate for the group game at Wembley, which ended in a frustrating stalemate.
Mason Mount was hailed as a ‘fabulous’ player ahead of England’s clash with Scotland[/caption]
Keane believes Mount and Foden are the future of the England football team[/caption]
It was reward for a fine season at Chelsea, where the 22-year-old capped his campaign by claiming the Champions League crown.
Mount scored nine goals in 54 games under Frank Lampard and Thomas Tuchel.
He provided the assist for Kai Havertz’s winner against Man City in the European final.
And Mount was also voted Chelsea’s Player of the Year before linking up with Gareth Southgate’s England squad.
It led ITV pundits Souness and Keane to heap praise upon on the attacking midfielder before tonight’s kick-off, with the pair calling Mount ‘fabulous’ while claiming the best is yet to come.
Souness beamed: “He’s a fabulous player and he’s going to get better.
“With young players, you worry about the influences, they might start to believe about the hype that’s around them, especially in the Premier League today.
“He shows signs that he’s completely grounded, I see him as a goal-scoring creative midfielder and there’s not many of them around of his quality and he can only get better.
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Souness believes Mount will continue to blossom into a world-class player[/caption]
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“He’s at a big club where he’s going to be winning trophies, he’s going to be playing with better players and that will put him along as well.”
Reflecting on Mount’s budding England partnership with Man City star Phil Foden, Keane added: “Two outstanding players.
“One of the biggest strengths is that they know the game. They’re clever, clever footballers.
“There’s an obsession about playing between the lines, these kids know how to do it, footballing intelligence, two outstanding players.”