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Fans Fume Over Coverage Of Tyrick Mitchell's First England Training Session

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Fans Fume Over Coverage Of Tyrick Mitchell's First England Training Session

Sky Sports came in for criticism for their coverage of Tyrick Mitchell's first training session for England, after they picked out lots of negatives about him.

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Mitchell is in just his second season in the first team at Crystal Palace and has been really impressive for Patrick Vieira's team.

His form has earned him a call up to this week's England fixtures, thanks in part to Trent Alexander-Arnold and Reece James dropping out of the squad.

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It is the 22-year-olds first call up to any national team squad, having never been in any age group sides, and Sky Sports were on hand to catch him on film.

However the coverage went viral for all the wrong reasons, with fans criticising the fact that only 'negatives' seemed to be pointed out about the full back.

The report pointed out that it was his first ever training session at St George's Park, in an England shirt at least, but from there it went downhill.

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Saying that he was late to his 'professional development,' the fact his mum still calls him after games and brought up missing training sessions for Watford at the age of 10.

All of it seemed to be said in a negative fashion and fans really weren't impressed with what was being said about Mitchell, or the tone.

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England face Switzerland on Saturday evening, before taking on Ivory Coast a week on Tuesday, the first time the two sides have met.

Southgate is continuing his preparation for the winter's World Cup and decided against calling up Manchester City right back Kyle Walker.

He would have been hoping that James and Alexander-Arnold would have the chance to compete with the City full back for a place in the squad.

Instead Mitchell, and Southampton full back Kyle Walker-Peters, will have the chance to put their name in the frame for Qatar.

Featured Image Credit: PA/Sky Sports

Topics: Premier League, England, Crystal Palace

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