One of Aston Villa’s stars has been rewarded for his sublime form in 2019.
England manager Gareth Southgate has selected Tyrone Mings for their upcoming European 2020 Championship qualifiers against Bulgaria and Kosovo.
The 6 foot 5 powerhouse was a catalyst in turning Villa’s fortunes around last season, having joined on loan in January, the club soon went on a run of ten straight victories which led the club into the playoffs.
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Southgate spoke about Mings’ call-up on Thursday afternoon, he said:
“Tyrone’s an interesting case as he entered the game a bit later and hasn’t played as much as a centre-back.
“I really like his leadership qualities. He’s an outstanding athlete.”
The 26-year-old has since taken to Twitter to share his delight at the news.
Overwhelmed with emotion right now. I don’t know what else to say other than I’m incredibly proud to be called up to the @England squad. Thank you to everyone who has helped and supported me up to this point ? pic.twitter.com/KztXT4AsAW
— Tyrone Mings (@OfficialTM_3) August 29, 2019
Several of the Villa Park fanbase replied praising their popular centre-back.
One supporter said he would one day be the England captain whilst another added that it was fully deserved as he had been an ‘unreal professional’ since joining the club.
A further member of the Villa faithful claimed the defender had been nothing short of exceptional with one more telling him to go and prove his doubters wrong.
You can read the best of the reaction below:
Proud of you big fella you deserve it as a footballer first and foremost but also as a first class human being exactly the type of roll model any supporter would want their children to look up to.
— Villa Mad (Blue tick) (@VillaMad3) August 29, 2019
— ? (@avfcgib_) August 29, 2019
Thoroughly deserved. You’ve been immense since you walked through the door at Villa. Well done ????.
— Gary Swain (@gazswain) August 29, 2019
absolutely delighted for you. You’ve been nothing short of exceptional since you joined us. Both on and off the pitch.
— Leighton James, 2nd Duke of Aston. (@L8tonJames) August 29, 2019
Give it a season you will be England Captain.. remember you heard it here first.. congratulations and fully deserved.. Villa & England legend in the making ..
— World Football Chat (@BillyWhiz) August 29, 2019
Congratulations Tyrone! Fully deserved as you’ve been immense since joining Villa last year. Calm and assured with great passion along with tremendous defensive ability. Not to mention your long ball passing to play it forward or across the pitch.
— Matt Bond (@avfcbondo) August 29, 2019
Don’t listen to the doubters mate you deserve this
— Jon Green (@Jonavfc15) August 29, 2019
England Captain to be ?…well done mate.
— Carl ? (@HolteEnder74) August 29, 2019
so very well deserved. Hopefully you get to make your debut. God knows how long you will have the England kit on for afterwards!
— RicardoAV (@RichieLionel81) August 29, 2019
No one deserves it more. We Villa supporters know you’re class and it was only a matter of time you got called up. Now go show Europe and the World what we have known for 6 months.
— Phil Queenan (@philq001) August 29, 2019