Mason Mount Plays Down ‘Teacher’s Pet’ Jibe & Jack Grealish Rivalry

By | November 11, 2020
Mason Mount Plays Down ‘Teacher’s Pet’ Jibe & Jack Grealish Rivalry

Mason Mount Performs Down ‘Instructor’s Pet’ Jibe & Jack Grealish Rivalry

Mason Mount
Mason Mount has rejected ‘instructor’s pet’ accusations | Marc Atkins/Getty Photos

Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount has performed down the perceived rivalry with Aston Villa star Jack Grealish over an England place and is adamant that he’s no ‘instructor’s pet’, regardless of being popular with each Frank Lampard and Gareth Southgate.

The place Mount has been a function of each England squad for the reason that begin of final season and has performed 9 occasions for the nationwide workforce throughout that point, Grealish has struggled for recognition and was solely known as up for the primary time in September.

Mount responded to the concept of being labelled a ‘instructor’s pet’.

Jack Grealish
Jack Grealish needed to wait till this season for an England call-up | Visionhaus/Getty Photos

“In no way,” he’s quoted as saying by the Each day Telegraph.

“I’m a participant that wishes to do their greatest for the workforce and work exhausting. And perhaps individuals take that the mistaken method, I don’t know,”

“I do know individuals can say good issues after which individuals can say plenty of unhealthy issues, so I attempt to not look an excessive amount of into it. Persons are all the time going to have an opinion. I simply actually suppose an important individuals which are in your life are going that will help you – hearken to them and that’s what I’ve all the time achieved.”

Frank Lampard, Mason Mount
Mount is properly favored by his managers at membership & worldwide stage | Robin Jones/Getty Photos

As for the supposed ‘rivalry’ with Grealish?

“I’d by no means take a look at it as a rivalry,” Mount defined. “We’re two totally different gamers and we do various things. We’re two teammates who need to do the perfect for one another, for the workforce and for the nation as properly. We are able to play in several roles.

“I take a look at the way in which he’s been enjoying this season, he’s been unbelievable and we each need to carry that to the subsequent three video games.”

England are as a consequence of tackle Republic of Eire in a pleasant at Wembley, earlier than then travelling to Belgium within the UEFA Nations League.

Nevertheless, the ultimate Nations League sport in opposition to Iceland has fallen into doubt because of coronavirus restrictions that may stop the Icelandic gamers from arriving in England from Denmark, the place they’re enjoying their penultimate sport.

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