Leeds United striker Billy Sharp has taken to social networking site Twitter to congratulate Ryan Mason on getting an England call-up.
The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder has been included in the England squad for upcoming matches against Lithuania and Italy.
Mason has replaced Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana, who has had to pull out due to a groin injury he suffered during Sunday’s Premier League clash against Manchester United.
Sharp, who played with Mason at Doncaster Rovers in the 2010-11, is pleased to see the 23-year-old get recognition for his performances for Spurs this season.
The 22-year-old, who has played with Mason at England youth levels, believes that the Spurs star deserves the call-up to the senior side.
Former Tottenham midfielder Micky Hazard has also had his say on Mason’s call-up, claiming that he is “proud” of the star’s achievement.
Congratulation to @Ryan_Mason13 so so Pleased for you, you've worked so hard for this make sure you enjoy every moment, Very Proud of You X— Micky Hazard (@1MickyHazard) March 23, 2015
Mason himself tweeted after getting the good news:
I'm honoured to be called into the England squad, a very proud day for me & my family!. Thankyou for your messages.— Ryan Mason (@Ryan_Mason13) March 23, 2015