Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount needs to continue to play well for both club and country if he wants to be part of the England squad for next year’s European Championship. This is according to footballer turned pundit Paul Merson who revealed in his column with the Daily Star that Mason Mount is not a certainty for the 23-man Three Lions squad for the Euros.
Mason Mount is in the spotlight after the Blues midfielder celebrated his 13th England cap with a goal during the Iceland game in the UEFA Nations League earlier in the week. He was one of the three goalscorersfor the Three Lions in the4-0 win over Iceland at the Wembley Stadium. It was the final game of the 2020 Nations League for the 1966 World Cup champions.
Chelsea star Mount scored the second goal on 24 minutes with a well taken goal in the Iceland squad. He doubled the hosts’ lead after the opening goalfrom West Ham player Declan Rice off an assist from Phil Foden via a freekick. England were dominant against Iceland as they went into the half-time interval with a two-goal lead.
Iceland ended the UEFA Nations League outing with ten men. Right-back BirkirSaevarsson spent the last 36 minutes of the game in the dressing room. He got two yellow cards with the last one for pulling back Bukayo Saka who played as a left wing back for the home side. England scored two more goals after the visitors were reduced to ten men. Young Manchester City player Phil Foden was responsible for the two goals as he won the man-of-the-match award at the end of the game. It was his first England goals as competition for places hots up ahead of the tournament next year.
Paul Merson is certain that the likes of Mason Mount and Phil Foden need regular club football to stay in the England team.