Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has hit out those questioning England manager Gareth Southgate’s decision to continue to involving Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount in his plans.
Following the October international break, no shortage of England supporters questioned Southgate’s decision to play Mount in the midfield for the UEFA Nations League tussles against both Belgium and Denmark, despite the Chelsea man netting the winner against the former at Wembley.
Supporters were baffled by the decision to include Mount in the starting line-up for both games, with Aston Villa ace Jack Grealish having starred in the 3-0 win over Wales in an international friendly just a few days prior to the clash with Belgium.
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However, Southgate, bravely, defended his decision, pointing out that Mount and Grealish are not battling it out for the same position within the team, with the latter having become more suited to playing out wide opposed to in the centre.
On Thursday evening, for the 3-0 win over the Republic of Ireland at Wembley, Southgate handed starts to both Mount and Grealish, with both playing key roles in the victory.
And with the duo having now shown that they can both play in the same time, former Three Lions ace Wright has hit back at those who were super critical of Mount following last month’s international fixtures.
“It’s disgraceful the way people have talked about Mason Mount getting his berth in front of whoever,” Wright told ITV Sport, as quoted by talkSPORT.
“Mason Mount is in there on credit and what he’s able to do.
“It’s unfair the amount of stick he gets for getting chosen by Gareth [Southgate].”
Wright was not the only pundit during Thursday’s win over Stephen Kenny’s side to have defended Mount’s corner, with former Three Lions and Chelsea…