‘We were purring watching De Bruyne… I want Mount to do that’: Jamie Redknapp says the Chelsea playmaker can replicate Belgium’s star man under Gareth Southgate after helping England to a comeback win
- Mason Mount scored the winning goal as England beat Belgium 2-1 at Wembley
- Jamie Redknapp believes the Chelsea man can replicate Kevin De Bruyne
- The Sky Sports pundit wants the midfielder to dominate games like the Belgian
Mason Mount has the potential to be England’s Kevin De Bruyne if he can start to dominate games like the Belgium star, according to Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp.
Mount scored the winning goal as England came from behind to beat Roberto Martinez’s side 2-1 at an empty Wembley to go top of their UEFA Nations League group.
The Chelsea midfielder started on the right side of a front three but moved across to the left in the second half- where he was able to pick up the ball and fire a deflected shot past Simon Mignolet.
Mason Mount has the potential to be England’s Kevin De Bruyne, according to Jamie Redknapp
The Belgium star showed his quality with his impressive passing range on display at Wembley
Redknapp wants the 21-year-old to do that on a regular basis and believes he can replicate Belgium’s captain under Gareth Southgate.
‘We were purring watching some of Kevin De Bruyne’s passes and he comes to find the ball.
‘When we talk about Mount I want him to do that more, he can do it for us, you haven’t got to stay out on the right.’
Fellow pundit Ashley Cole added: ‘Mount likes to roam, he has good quality on the ball and likes to lurk because he has a quality shot and whenever he has half a yard he’s capable of taking that on.’
The Sky Sports pundit wants the Chelsea midfielder to dominate games like the Man City man
Mount’s deflected strike in the second half proved to be the winning goal for the Three Lions
After the game Mount explained what Southgate told his players to change at half time and shared his pride at scoring his first goal at Wembley in an England shirt.
‘It was just trying to stay higher, put pressure on the ball, try and win the ball back as quick as we can. Also be better on the ball, keep it better in their half, create chances.
‘We had a couple chances but the ones that go in you take them all day. It’s a special achievement. It doesn’t matter how they go in, I just found myself in a bit of space and just had one thing on my mind. Big deflection, but you take them.’
England face Denmark on Wednesday as they look to continue their unbeaten record in the competition.