Barkley & Mount included in England squad
Now week four of the 2019/20 Premier League season has finished, attention can turn to the international break.
England’s first game of the break is against Bulgaria on Saturday the 7th of September.
The second tie sees Gareth Southgate’s side face off against Kosovo on Tuesday the 10th.
England head into the Bulgaria clash top of their Euro 2020 qualifying group with two wins from two.
Southgate named his England squad for the upcoming games on Thursday and it included both Ross Barkley and Masson Mount of Chelsea.
— England (@England) August 29, 2019
Barkley on Mount
Mount made his debut for Chelsea’s senior side this season and has since gone on to feature in all of their five games.
The 20-year-old has started Chelsea’s first four PL games of the new campaign, in which he scored two.
Ahead of the upcoming England games, Ross Barkley has backed Mount to be in the England squad for Euro 2020.
Barkley also compared the way Mount arrives in the box to Frank Lampard:
“I believe he will be in the squad 100 per cent when it comes to it.
“Then it is down to him but I believe he will be [in the team] because of how good he is and the things I have seen this season.
“The way he arrives in the box and gets shots away early, it is similar to Lamps. He has a really good technique with how he finishes as well. He is a brilliant player.
“He is hungry to improve, hungry to score and hungry to help the team in any way he can, if it is out on the left, in the No10 or in a midfield three.” As quoted by the Evening Standard.