UEFA EURO 2020 – England is all set to compete for an international trophy. England Euro 2020 squad is blessed with a lot of talented players. Mason Mount has proven to be one of the world’s most promising midfielders in last season but he is not playing for England. Fans want to know Why is Mason Mount not playing today for England in EURO 2020.
Mason Mount is a very important player for England Euro 2020 squad. In the first two matches against Croatia and Scotland, Mount was in the starting XI of the team. After those two matches he has not featured for England. The reason behind his absence is Covid guidelines.
Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell have tested negative on multiple occasions since and have been able to train alone throughout. They were also permitted to join in with small-sided sessions over the weekend. Although they are available now, but Gareth Southgate is not choosing them in the playing XI.
Gareth Southgate is happy with Kalvin Phillips and Declan Rice in the midfield who are expected to remain in midfield despite Jordan Henderson playing the entire second half against the Czechs. But the manager said it is not yet clear if Mount, one of the team’s most important players, will be in condition to start following a week in isolation. Chilwell, the third choice left back, is unlikely to feature having not appeared in the opening two games.
England Euro 2020 Squad (26-man)
Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford (Everton), Dean Henderson (Manchester United), Sam Johnstone (West Brom)
Defenders: Luke Shaw (Manchester United), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), Reece James (Chelsea), John Stones (Manchester City), Kyle Walker (Manchester City), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Conor Coady (Wolves) Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid/ESP), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
Midfielders: Declan Rice (West Ham), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Kalvin Phillips (Leeds), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund/GER)
Forwards: Phil Foden (Manchester City), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Jack Grealish (Aston Villa), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund/GER), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal)