Jamie Redknapp lauds Mason Mount's performances comparing him to Kevin De Bruyne
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Jamie Redknapp lauds Mason Mount's performances comparing him to Kevin De Bruyne

Liverpool legend Jamie Redknapp firmly believes Mason Mount has the abilities to be the next Kevin De Bruyne for the England national team.

Mount scored England's winner as the Three Lions managed to clinch a 2-1 shock victory over Belgium in the Uefa Nations League on Sunday, October 11.

“We were purring watching some of Kevin De Bruyne’s passes and he comes to find the ball," Redknapp said via Sky Sports.

“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.”

Mount registered seven goals and provided five assists in his debut season at Chelsea last season and continues to come up in Frank Lampard's plans.

His Premier League performances have impressed England boss Gareth Southgate who believes there is more to come from Mount.

“He’s a top player. He can receive [the ball] under pressure," Southgate told talkSPORT.

“He’s intelligent with his movement. He’s, of course, still learning. To find space in the first-half was difficult.

“But in a tactical game where it’s just as important defensively what the forwards do, to have a player like him who can do both sides… the way that Marcus Rashford did, the way Dominic Calvert-Lewin did.

“I read a lot of things about Mason and I think he’s a very underappreciated player – but not by us.”

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