Former Aston Villa striker Tony Cascarino has given his view on Tyrone Mings’ England debut in the 6-0 stroll against Bulgaria last night.
The Villa star’s big night was marred by racial abuse, but in the Times, Cascarino focused on the football and delivered his verdict on the defender.
He said: “I’m surprised at how well Tyrone Mings has done at Aston Villa, given that Eddie Howe was prepared to let him leave Bournemouth. Having been a full back at Ipswich Town, Mings has found his position at centre back and has become very reliable.
“He didn’t have to mark anyone, or win headers, and he had very little pressure on him when in possession. I think he has to impress for a long period this season before a proper judgment can be made on him, though.”
TBR’s View – Mings is the man in possession of the shirt and regular football gives him a huge advantage
The likes of Joe Gomez and John Stones will likely be in the Euro 2020 squad but have not been able to nail down a regular starting spot at club level.
Mings is a fairly rare English centre half playing regularly and well at club level and has shown he is at home in the international arena.
With all the off-field distractions too, Mings did exceptionally well to keep his head last night.