Raheem Sterling calls ‘incredible’ Mason Mount’s first England training session as 19-year-old the ‘best I’ve ever seen’

RAHEEM STERLING reckons Mason Mount blew senior England stars away when he turned up for his first ever training session with them.

The two are now Chelsea team-mates but the experienced Sterling admitted being astonished by Mount‘s precocious ways when he was promoted from the Under-21s.

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Mount was on loan at Championship Derby County as England boss Gareth Southgate began ushering in a new crop of players in 2018.

Speaking on Lions Den on the England YouTube channel, Sterling said: “I think it was the first camp after the World Cup in Russia.

“It was the best training performance I have seen to this day. He came up to join us and he was incredible.

“Left foot, right foot, dribbling, chopping, everything I am not exaggerating. I haven’t seen anything to top that.”

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Midfielder Mount now has 32 England caps and five goals.

He came off the bench to score a stunner in the 3-3 draw against Germany in October at Wembley.

And he is fighting for a place in England’s opener against Iran on Monday.

It remains unclear whether Southgate will play a three or four-man defence.


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But Mount has shown he is versatile enough to play in either system.

The Chelsea star has been utilised as part of a three-man midfield in a 4-3-3 formation.

And he is also capable of impacting a match as one of the wide attacking players in a 3-4-3.

Phil Foden, Bukayo Saka and Jack Grealish are other names Southgate could choose ahead of Mount.

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