Aston Villa may not be enjoying life in the Premier League so far this season after losing three of their opening four matches, but one of their current stars must be having the week of his life.
For the very first time in his career, centre-back Tyrone Mings has been called up to the England squad by Gareth Southgate for their European 2020 Championship qualifiers against Bulgaria and Kosovo.
The 26-year-old has had quite the meteoric rise in 2019 going from a Bournemouth outcast to now potentially being capped by his national side.
Check out the most insane fan meltdowns in the video below…
He originally joined Villa on loan in January, and his arrival coincided with a historic ten-game winning run which catapulted them into playoff contention.
The west Midlands club went on to win promotion with Mings playing a considerable part as he featured in 18 matches.
He was then quickly snapped up permanently in the summer by Dean Smith for £20m and clearly his form in the top-flight has been enough to impress Southgate.
He has spoken to the media in the build-up to what could be his debut for the Three Lions…
— villareport (@villareport) September 4, 2019
Several Villa fans have since thrown praise towards their towering defender with one calling him ‘by far the brightest and most intelligent player in the squad, if not the country.’
Another supporter claimed Mings was a Villa legend in the making whilst a further fan stated that it goes to show that hard work and dedication pays off.
Here’s the best of the reaction:
Very articulate young man and proof that hard work and dedication can get you to the top…..
— Andy Taplin (@tappo99) September 4, 2019
I love him even more now. Down to earth and certainly no prima donna
— Katy Eye – 48% Sab❄️ (@katyeye22) September 4, 2019
Different class ?????
— AvILLAfan ?? (@VILLAMAN88) September 4, 2019
Well done mate @OfficialTM_3 just goes to show hard work and dedication pays off especially when others tell you different…utv
— Gary Summers (@bullterrier80) September 4, 2019
I love this guy so much. So proud he is #avfc
— ToneTravels (@ToneTravels) September 4, 2019
How well spoken for a footballer, by far the brightest and most intelligent player in the squad if not the country.
— FutureFilm (@futurefilm1) September 4, 2019
Fantastic ambassador for our club
— Dean (@deangarbay) September 4, 2019
Villa legend in the making
— Marty Sharpe (@martinsharpe) September 5, 2019