Roy Keane labels Mason Mount’s critics ‘IDIOTS’ as pundit praises ‘excellent’ English star, while Ian Wright insists managers can ‘trust’ the thriving Chelsea midfielder
- Roy Keane has branded English midfielder Mason Mount’s critics as ‘idiots’
- The 22-year-old Chelsea star has proven that he is unstoppable for club and country
- Mount was criticized for starting for England for Jack Grealish
- However, Keane says those opponents are “idiots” and call Mount “excellent.”
- REPORT: Mount played the full 90 minutes while England took a 2-1 victory
Roy Keane has labeled Mason Mount’s critics as ‘idiots’, as the outspoken expert praised the England midfielder’s ‘outstanding’ performance for club and country.
Mount, 22, has proven himself unstoppable by Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate, with the Chelsea star kicking off an eighth straight game for England before clashing with Poland at Wembley.
The midfielder has been a treasured asset under former Blues boss Frank Lampard, while new manager Thomas Tuchel has given a shine to the hard-working creative outlet.
Roy Keane has labeled Mason Mount’s critics as ‘idiots’ while praising the star
The Chelsea midfielder has proven himself unstoppable for club and country so far this season
Mount’s roster in the England lineup has been questioned by his opponents, with critics calling for Aston Villa star Jack Grealish and Man City hotshot Phil Foden to start in his place.
But Keane has labeled those critics as ‘idiots’, with the Irishman praising the vibrant Chelsea star ahead of Wednesday’s World Cup qualifier.
“Well, it’s pretty important that your manager likes you,” he said of Mount winning favor among several ITV Sport managers. ‘It doesn’t matter what people think outside of the game, there are a lot of idiots.
But opponents have called for the 22-year-old to make way for Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish
Outspoken expert Keane labeled those critics ‘idiots’ ahead of Wembley stadium clash
“In the end I think the players pick the team and he has performed well enough to make every manager say” listen, you’re getting into my starting line-up. ”
‘Excellent player. He wants to be an all-round midfielder. I never hear anything negative about him off the field, he seems like a brilliant young boy, he’s on loan, he’s done it the hard way.
“He’s a fantastic player and I look forward to seeing him tonight.”
Meanwhile, Ian Wright added that Mount’s attitude and performance has won the trust of all his managers, with the Arsenal legend hoping the Chelsea star’s mentality will serve him well.
He said ‘players choose themselves’ and that’s the case for Tuchel (L) and Southgate (R)
Meanwhile, Ian Wright added that managers can trust Mount offensively and defensively
“I like the way he deals with comparisons to other players,” said Wright. ‘I think he brings several things. I think Gareth trusts him the way Frank trusts him and Tuchel trusts him.
‘You can trust him defensively and you can trust him offensively. He did everything right.
‘You just hope he can keep doing what he’s doing. His attitude and everything about him seems to be moving in the right direction. ‘
Mount played the full 90 minutes as England took a 2-1 victory over the Poles, with Harry Maguire sparing John Stones’ blush with a late winner after the Manchester City star gave away a sloppy goal.