Gary Lineker agrees with Gareth Southgate as he sends strong message to Mason Mount’s critics

Gary Lineker has hailed Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount as a “prodigious expertise” after sending a message to his critics.

The 22-year-old has scored 9 objectives in 48 appearances for membership and nation this season, establishing himself as an necessary participant for each Chelsea and England.

Yet Mount has nonetheless confronted criticism from some followers, with former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard accused of favouritism after beforehand working with Mount at Derby County, earlier than making him an everyday in his Blues aspect.

However, Mount has continued to characteristic repeatedly in current weeks beneath Thomas Tuchel, with England boss Gareth Southgate lately stating that possibly others would agree with him in regards to the midfielder.

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And now, Match of the Day host and former England striker Lineker has had his say on the talk, taking to Twitter to ship a message to Mount’s critics forward of the Three Lions’ conflict with Poland.

He stated: I can’t consider we’re nonetheless having the @masonmount_10 debate. Does anybody nonetheless not see his prodigious expertise? I imply severely? What a participant.”

Meanwhile, Mount himself has spoken about wanting to show folks flawed, with the Chelsea midfielder outlining how psychological energy is essential within the face of doubts from others.

Speaking to ITV, he stated: “You’re going to have to ask the query to the individuals who say these items. I’ve all the time wished to show folks flawed.

“My Grandad was a boxer when he was youthful, I really feel like I’ve all the time had that combat in me from a younger age.

“I’ve by no means regarded away from moving into the first-team, even from a younger age. No, I wouldn’t say I did (have doubts about ‘making it’). My household and other people shut to me generally did.

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“Those two seasons (on mortgage at Vitesse Arnhem and Derby County) have been actually necessary for me. The darkish arts of the sport that you just find out about, that actually helped me develop as an individual and as a participant.

“I’m very headstrong, I do know what I can do, I do know the place I would like to go. Having that mentality will take you a good distance.”

And Mount will likely be hoping that his type will likely be taking him to the European Championships this summer season, with the Chelsea midfielder in line for a spot in Southgate’s England squad, as issues stand.

Mount begins once more for England tonight in opposition to Poland within the Three Lions’ newest World Cup qualifier.

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