Chelsea’s player Mason Mount is happy to play any position he has been given by boss Frank Lampard, but is clear about his preferred place in the Blues midfield.
The youngster burst onto the scene last season under Lampard and became a core member of the starting squad.
During the summer, the club brought in a number of new players, which brought even tougher competition to limited midfield positions, but Mount managed to hold on to his place.
Speaking while on international duty with England, Mount said he feels most at home when occupying a ‘No.8’ role in midfield.
“I’ve played midfield my whole life,” said Mount. “I’ve varied between playing a bit more forward in a No.10 position but I always kind of see myself as a No.8.
“I’ve definitely got a range of longer passing in my locker and you can bring that out more when you’re playing in that deeper No.8 position. I do like that [central] role. It allows me to build up play with the ball and also get forward and join the attack.”
The 21-year-old further revealed how he handles external pressure.
“I’m very headstrong and don’t really let too many things get to me. Frank lets me deal with it myself which is the best thing,”
Mount could feature for the Three Lions when they host Ireland in a friendly on Thursday evening as they prepare for the upcoming UEFA Nations League matches.