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​Aston Villa defender Mings: I wasn't thinking about England while mortgage advising!

Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings says that he cannot believe he is in the England squad.

The Aston Villa central defender has enjoyed a remarkable career, which involved him working as a mortgage advisor while playing non-league football seven years ago!

Mings is now in the England squad and rated as one of the top defenders in the Premier League.

"When I was playing football part-time and working as a mortgage adviser I had different goals, playing for England seemed like a different world away," he said to reporters in a press conference.

"I just needed to get back into the professional game at that point.

"I can't say that while I was sat at my desk cold calling or trying to advise people on their mortgages that playing fort England was an achievable goal.

"But I've been able to work with some great coaches and having been able to play for some great clubs, everything has culminated to get me to this point.

"At different times I have had to reassess my goals, with injuries and so forth, but that makes being sat here even sweeter."

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