Everton fans have heaped praise on defender Mason Holgate amid reports that he is set to be called up to the England squad for the first time in his career.
The 23-year-old has not been capped by his country so far in his career and is in line for a call-up to the Three Lions after various visits from manager Gareth Southgate, who was impressed by what he saw, according to the Daily Mirror. The Three Lions boss is searching for defenders that can fill holes in his squad.
🗞 Mason Holgate is set to be called up to the England squad for their friendly matches against Italy and Denmark at the end of March.
Gareth Southgate has been impressed with Holgate’s recent form (Source – Mirror) pic.twitter.com/6NO2kuTHCd
— The USM Toffee Blues (@EvertonNewsFeed) January 20, 2020
Holgate had made 69 appearances for the Toffees before yesterday’s game against Newcastle United, with fans recognising his improvement under the watchful eye of three-time Champions League winner Carlo Ancelotti. Supporters were delighted for the Englishman and made their feelings clear on social media. One fan said that he was “better than [Michael] Keane”, while another described his expected international opportunity as “well deserved”.
Check out some of the best Twitter responses from Everton fans down below…
— Salem (@Salemail2010) January 21, 2020
Better than Keane.
— Andreas Wätt (@Wattawildworld) January 20, 2020
Totally deserved hes been brilliant 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
— mogsy (@mogs157) January 20, 2020
— Tom Creamer (@TomCreamer9) January 20, 2020
Best English Defender 🔥
— Timi Leyin (@timmy_leyin) January 21, 2020
Can see someone like city coming in for him in the summer
— Lloyd Roberts (@scousehouse06) January 20, 2020
Both Him And DCL deserve to be.
Holgate has improved so much he is our best CB.
— Mr Jones (@OH_Man_Blue) January 21, 2020
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