Tyrone Mings had a fine start at the Premier League, leading to his first international call-up. However, in both the European qualifiers that England played against Kosovo and Bulgaria, the center back was on the bench, watching and hoping like other fans.
Leaked information hints that Keanne and Maguire were Gareth’s first choice. England won in both matches but the game became a lens that showed the team’s poor defense. So who could be the best center-back for the job?
In comparison to James Tarkowski and Lewis Dunk, Mings is reported to have a better game than his rivals. The 26-year-old is considered to have ball-playing abilities that can help move the ball out of defense.
Additionally, Mings is left-footed giving him an advantage as he can naturally dribble and serve better balls from the left-wing. This also gives him a clear oversite and betters his communication with teammates.
The Villa star is powerful, strong, fast and offers Southgate the option to have a right-left combination on his team. Aston Villa fans love their player and were quite disappointed that he was unused in both matches. The same can be said about the defender’s commitment to Villa who is now seeking to make his loan transfer to Aston Villa permanent.
Aston Villa fans have also taken to social platforms and expressed their disappointment that their star had not played in a single game. Southgate should take notes from Villa fans and understand Tyrone’s worth. It was a shame that he did not let the player play despite his good ball control.
Ming says his stay at England was a great experience and hopes he would be in Gareth’s agenda in the next qualifier game. England would be playing Bulgaria and Czech Republic a month from now.