“When Thomas Tuchel is selected, everyone will agree” – Southgate has set up an “extraordinary player” after England beat Albania
Gareth Southgate of England believes Mason Mount is getting the credit he deserves because he is managed by Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea and not at Frank Lampard.
Southgate is a huge admirer of the 22-year-old and named his starting XI in Sunday’s seventh consecutive World Cup qualifier for Albania, with the midfielder scoring England’s second goal 2-0.
However, it has been questioned in some quarters and Lampard’s loyalty to the player has changed after Southgate believes it was a change of manager at Stamford Bridge.
What did Southgat say?
After directing at Mount Derby and Chelsea, Lampard accused him of favoritism as he continued to choose the midfielder in his favor.
These allegations reached Mount international level, despite scoring four goals in 15 international appearances.
Lampard was fired in January and Tuchel took on the more experienced, continued to select Mount and Southgate says he should finally silence his critics once and for all.
After winning in Tirana on Sunday, Southgate said of Mount: “He’s a great player, but I said that in the fall. I guess when Thomas Tuchel picks him, everyone will agree. When he was Frank, he doesn’t serve for some reason.
“He’s a great player. He finds space intelligently, handles the ball very well, creates chances and can score goals. I thought his performance was great tonight. “
Reflecting on the rest of the team’s performance, Southgate added: “I thought Phil Foden was good too. I thought our four attackers were good. [Declan] Rice and [Kalvin] Phillips read the game well, competed well and won the ball quickly. We had over 70% and we controlled the game. In the end, we created more opportunities and we could get more. ”
England’s win over Albania earned them two World Cup qualifiers in a clash at home with Poland on Wednesday.
Despite playing in this international break in both games so far, he is likely to reappear at Mount Wembley after the Three Lions secured a third-place finish.
He will then return to Chelsea and has already played 39 games in all competitions, with Tuchel finishing fourth in the Premier League and still in the Champions League and FA Cup.