MASON Mount has become one of the first current stars to BACK plans for a tournament every summer.
Former Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois pointed a finger at Fifa and Uefa over the growing demands on players after featuring in Belgium’s Nations League third-place defeat by Italy.
But with Fifa pushing ahead with Arsene Wenger’s plan for a World Cup every two years and a vote of the world body’s 211 member nations now expected in December, Blues and England schemer Mount took a different view.
Asked if he would like to play the idea of a tournament each year, Mount said: “Yes, I would love that.
“As players we want to play in as many top competitions and top games as we can, as Gareth Southgate has said.
“We want to be involved in those big games.
“But it would be good to have the players’ input – that would be positive to help shape the future.”
Mount, though, did agree that his first taste of tournament football had taken a toll.
He added: “After the Euros and what happened last summer, it did take me a while to recover.
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“It was a big heartbreak for us to go all the way and then fall at the final hurdle, a tough one.
“I had a break, although it wasn’t too long, but I was able to get away from football and relax, and then start back in pre-season.
“As a player, you have to look at the next game and the next challenge, that’s important.”
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