Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount has been in scintillating form for the Blues under Frank Lampard and is all set to don the England jersey with the same confidence.
Mount believes that he is unfazed by the pressure of top-level football in the Premier League as he eyes a prestigious England debut.
The 20-year-old was at loan at Derby County last season but has now returned to Chelsea along with manager Frank Lampard, who succeeded Maurizio Sarri as the new head coach of the Blues.
The youngster has settled well into the team and has been one of Chelsea’s key players this season as Frank Lampard looks to build a young side that could challenge for trophies.
Mount’s eye-catching performances for Chelsea this season have earned him a spot in Gareth Southgate’s England squad that is taking on Bulgaria and Kosovo in the European Championship qualifiers.
The midfielder was quoted as saying by the Guardian:
“I don’t really look at that pressure.
“I don’t really look at any other thing but focusing on how I perform, what I can do in the game.
“My family has always said: ‘Don’t worry about the pressure side.’ I’ve always stuck to that.
“I think [the transfer ban] maybe played a part but you’ve got to work hard to earn your starting place. All the boys have done that. The Premier League is definitely a big step up but you’ve got to be ready.”
Mount also showered praise on his boss Frank Lampard who has shown tremendous faith in him since their days at Pride Park last season.
“After training, he does one-on-one finishing work with me.
“I talk to him every day, especially after games, on what I can do better and where I can make runs to get into the box. There is no better person to learn from than him.”
Mount, due to his superb form at Derby last year, earned a surprise England call up for a pair of Nations League ties last October. He did not feature in any of the two but feels that it has left him wanting to pull-on the England shirt even more.