Frank Lampard Challenges Mason Mount to Beat National Team Appearances

Derby County midfielder Mason Mount has emerged as the next potential big thing for the England national team after coming up with stellar performances in the Championship. The 19-year-old has been called up for the England side, which will take on Croatia and Spain in the UEFA Nations League. The midfielder has come up with a string of excellent performances of late. He is on loan at Derby County after making the switch from Chelsea. He is regarded in high esteem by England manager Gareth Southgate.

Last season, the midfielder spent time on loan at Vitesse Arnhem.
“His introduction to English football has witnessed a strong surge of goals even from midfield.“
The 19-year-old is already up to five goals for Derby this season and this has already earned him comparisons with Lampard, who was a great goalscoring midfielder during his playing days. Lampard now, believes that Mount has more than enough ability to feature in the England squad for years to come. Lampard has even challenged the youngster to go and beat his tally of 106 caps for the national team. Mount is that he is extremely glad to have received a lot of “advice from the midfielder“ who has won everything in the game – including the Champions League.

“He’s obviously got over 100 caps so he said to see if I can break that.It was the first thing he said to me. He’s given me loads of advice so far and I’m just trying to take it all in. It’s a long season so I’m going to learn so much off him.For me personally, learning off someone that’s done so well in the game, as a midfielder I can learn so much off him and I have done so far,” said Mount, who is facing a fight to establish himself at Chelsea.