Chelsea youngster Mason Mount scored with a spectacular effort in the clash between England U17s and their rivals from Germany on Friday night.
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The hosts took the lead early on only to see Germany level matters just minutes later, but Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Niall Ennis scored with a piece of individual brilliance to restore their lead prior to the half-time interval.
The youngster used his initiative in the box to steer the ball into the back of the net with a back heel to rival the level of quality in the first goal from the home side.
However, it was Mount who grabbed everyone’s attention with his overall play and ability on the ball, while his goal put the icing on the cake and served as an example of what he is capable of.
The 16-year-old has been with the Premier League champions since he was six years old, and is often deployed in the club youth ranks as an attacking midfielder with the ability to play box-to-box.
While Mount undoubtedly produced an impressive display, the performance from England as a whole caught the eye as several of the youngsters showed great composure and ability on the ball.
At senior level, England aren’t regarded as one of the most technically gifted side’s on the international stage, but judging from some of the individuals on show in Rotherham on Friday night, the future is certainly bright for the Three Lions.
As reported by the Liverpool Echo, coach Steve Cooper was joined by former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher on the bench, with the 37-year-old potentially moving into coaching to go alongside his current role as a pundit with Sky Sports.