Gareth Southgate sprung a surprise in his latest England squad announcement for the upcoming international fixtures against Croatia and Spain.
On loan Derby County midfielder Mason Mount has been included in the Three Lions squad, alongside fellow youngsters James Maddison and Jadon Sancho.
They are three of six uncapped players that have been named in the squad for the UEFA Nations League matches.
Mount, 19, has been in excellent form for Frank Lampard’s Derby side, finding the back of the net three times and assisting once so far this season.
The Chelsea loanee has been directly involved in 17 league goals in his last 18 appearances across both the Championship and the Dutch Eredivisie where he represented Vitesse and helped them finish 6th in the Dutch top-flight.
Mount’s call-up may come as a surprise to some, but we’re going to look at three reasons as to why the youngster’s call-up is fully justified by Gareth Southgate.
Find out those reasons here…