Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings may not have got on the pitch for England against Bulgaria and Kosovo, but he will still benefit from the experience according to Dean Smith, as reported by the club’s official channels.
Smith has stated that he feels the 26-year-old deserved his call-up and will have learned a lot from being involved in the camp, coming back a better player due to that.
Mings has been impressive for Villa this season, helping them adapt to Premier League life, as he has been their second-best player statistically behind John McGinn, as per WhoScored.
He has played every minute of the club’s league campaign this season, getting an average rating of 7.22, while he also assisted McGinn for the club’s first goal back in the top flight.
The 26-year-old’s most eye-catching statistic is that he has averaged 9.8 clearances per game, while he has also made 0.5 tackles, 1.5 interceptions and 2.3 blocks.
On the ball, he has averaged 0.5 key passes, 0.3 dribbles, 3.8 long balls and maintained a pass success rate of 76.2%.
This certainly will have been a good experience for Mings, especially when it is considered that he has come up from Non League through the Football League to reach this point.
He has impressed in the early stages of this campaign, so this boost should help propel him to carry on putting in high-level performances for Villa.
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