Aston Villa have confirmed that Tyrone Mings has been called up to the England national team for the first time in his career.
The Villa centre-back has been included in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the 2020 European Championship qualifiers against Bulgaria and Kosovo:
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) August 29, 2019
The defender has worked his way up towards this, having been consistently impressive for Villa, both on loan and since joining permanently during the summer.
This season, the 26-year-old has won 3.3 aerial duels per game, while also averaging 0.7 tackles, 1.7 interceptions, 10.7 clearances and 2.3 blocks, as per WhoScored.
He also provided the assist for Villa’s first goal back in the Premier League and has a pass success rate of 72.5%.
Judging from the response to the tweet, these Villa fans feel the call up is thoroughly deserved and they can’t wait to see him in an England shirt.
A selection of Twitter reaction to the announcement, including posts from delighted Aston Villa fans, can be seen below:
— Jayne (@villajayne1) August 29, 2019
Saying don’t worry about a thing, because the England Centre Back, is Tyrone Mings
— Jay (@jaygallagher11) August 29, 2019
England’s centre back England’s England’s centre back
— Alice (@_alicecw) August 29, 2019
— Josh (@AVFCJosh_) August 29, 2019
Congratulations Tyrone, well deserved! ( please don’t get injured)
— ShawnAVFC (@Avfcsc) August 29, 2019
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— Ginge (@DeanoB24) August 29, 2019
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