Gareth Southgate confirms that Mason Mount IS is fit to take on Poland, while the English boss allays fears about Chelsea’s fitness after missing some of the training ahead of the World Cup qualifier at Wembley.
England manager Gareth Southgate has allayed fears about Mason Mount’s fitness by revealing that the midfielder should be fit to take on Poland.
There were doubts about Mount’s fitness after he missed some of the workout on Tuesday. However, the 22-year-old is expected to play at Wembley in Wednesday’s Group I game.
Southgate said of the Chelsea player: ‘No, he didn’t warm up with the team, but he did the rest of the session with the team.
Gareth Southgate has confirmed that Mason Mount is available for selection against Poland
The English boss (right) was sweating on Tuesday about the fitness of his star midfielder (left)
He should be okay. As far as we are concerned, they are all available. ‘
Speculation about the future of Three Lions captain Harry Kane has been present with the Tottenham forward during this international match, but he has not yet won any silverware with his club side.
But Southgate doesn’t expect it to distract the attacker, with the European Championship approaching this summer.
The 22-year-old played a leading role for the Three Lions during this international break
The England national team boss added: ‘I’m not worried about Harry Kane, he’s a fantastic professional. He is always focused on the next game, he is someone who can put absolutely anything aside. ‘
Southgate, who is participating in a study of the link between football and dementia, believes that patience is required with ongoing studies on the topic.
He said, “I’ve done some tests that are being run on former players so that data is collected.
‘As a result, I have interacted with a number of families who are going through that difficult process with ex-players. I went through that process with one family at the PFA and found the support to be excellent.
‘There’s a lot going on in the background … and Charlotte (Cowie) in our organization is doing a great job, but it takes time. It’s easy to get small amounts of data and come to the wrong conclusions. ‘
Southgate says Mount is fit and has his entire squad available for the game in Poland