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Lampard challenges Chelsea loanee Mount to surpass England caps

Chelsea loanee Mason Mount says Frank Lampard has challenged him to surpass his England cap total.

Mount is currently on-loan at Lampard's Derby County and has thrived under the leadership of the former Chelsea midfielder. Last week he received his first call-up to the England senior squad, only a month after making his U21 debut.

And the 19-year-old has spoke about how Lampard, who played 106 for the Three Lions, responded to his call-up.

"At first he said he was thinking of looking to drop me for the next game, and maybe give me a rest," Mount said.

"But then he smiled and said, 'no I've just spoken to Gareth [Southgate], you've been selected for the seniors'.

"He's obviously got over 100 caps so he said to see if I can break that. He's given me loads of advice so far and I'm just trying to take it all in.

"It's a long season so I'm going to learn so much off him. If I can achieve half of what he has I will be very happy."

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