Darren Bent is confident that Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings will end up on the English team for the European Championships this summer.
The head of the three Lions Gareth Southgate will lead England into Euro 2020 with a real sense of optimism and will try to exploit the success of reaching the World Cup semifinal.
Mings managed to break into the English staging this season thanks to his impressive Premier League performances.
The central defender has been on the team for the last three consecutive international breaks and has also earned his first two senior caps during that time.
It is a colossus of 6 feet and 5 inches that has a real presence in the rear with its height and power, but can also play from behind with a real composure.
Bent, a former Villa striker, has admitted that he prefers Mings to Manchester City’s counterpart John Stones and the duo will both hope to be part of England’s plans for the summer.
Stones, 25, has been a regular on the English team for the past few years, but is currently struggling to start regularly at the club level.
“I think it will be in the [England] team [for the European Championships]. His last international in which he played has played really well in difficult circumstances and I think he has done relatively well for Aston Villa this season. As a defender, I’d rather have him than John Stones, “Bent told Sky Sports’s The Debate Show (January 15).
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Mings could fight relegation from the top flight with Villa this season, but he seems cut out for international football with his style of play and is a true leader.
He is always present in Dean Smith’s XI which is crucial to the club’s hopes of survival and will be in the middle of the rest of the season.
Southgate’s England selection will be intriguing in the summer and should definitely prefer to go with players who play regularly.