Mason Mount’s start to the World Cup hasn’t been great.
The Chelsea midfielder has been a scapegoat for England’s performance in their first two games of the World Cup.
England drew in their second group game against USA and struggled to break down the opposition most times.
Mount has struggled to create any chances or make an impact and former Spurs shot-stopper Brad Friedel has defended the Chelsea midfielder over his performance.
He told Online Casino: “I think criticism of Mount after one match is unfair. Everyone can have a bad performance, and he’s been made a scapegoat a bit which isn’t right. Going individually into one man’s display isn’t right. Looking into [USA duo] Tyler Adams and Yunus Musah would be a better idea as they were fantastic, and they deserve more praise.
“If Mount continues to have underwhelming performances, then criticism is warranted, but you can’t pick him out individually for one poor game. Mount came up against players who are really physical.”