Jamie Redknapp has send message to Mason Mount to drop into pockets more if he wants to reach the level of Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne.
The two Premier League players were on opposite sides as England defeat Belgium in the Nations League, with Chelsea midfielder, Mount founding back of the net the winner in an stunning 2-1 victory for Gareth Southgate’s side.
However, Redknapp, working for Sky Sports, was more impressed with the Citizens superstar Kevin De Bruyne – despite him ending on the losing side.
And while Mount did secure the win for the Three Lions, Redknapp thinks he can do more to be on the same level as Kevin de Bruyne.
‘They’ve (Belgium) got such an incredible player,’ Redknapp told Sky Sports. ‘Ashley (Cole) and I were purring watching some of Kevin De Bruyne’s passes. He was picking up pockets.
‘When we talk about Mason Mount, I want him to do that more.
‘Kevin De Bruyne is playing in a position in a three, but he was still getting licence to go and get the ball.
‘Wherever the ball is, he’ll find it. Mason is that player who can do it for us, you don’t have to just stay on the right side, come inside.
‘For the goal, that’s where he gets that fortune, which he deserved because he came inside and scored the goal.’