Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount has named some of his England heroes – and Frank Lampard is not one of them.
Mount has emerged as one of the best midfielders in the Premier League, with his superb performances for Chelsea earning him a spot in Gareth Southgate’s England squad.
While he is a hugely talented player, you have to wonder if he’d have ever made it at Stamford Bridge without the influence of club legend Lampard, who worked alongside him at Derby County.
Academy products have not historically been given an opportunity to shine at Chelsea, but Lampard came in and changed that, making Mount, Reece James, Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori first-teamers.
All four have gone on to make their debuts for the England National Team, which is testament to just how good an eye for talent Lampard, and assistant Jody Morris, have.
However, Mount, while appearing on England’s ‘Lions’ Den‘ show, has missed Lampard off the list of his England inspirations.
When quizzed on the topic of England players he idolised when growing up, Mount said, while appearing on ‘Lions’ Den’:
“I couldn’t pick just one. Beckham, because of free kicks, Owen, Rooney. I could keep going on.”
We’re sure you’d have been next on the list, Frank…
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