As the Aston Villa defender prepares for a possible England introduction tyrone Mings has praised.
Mings has been called up by Gareth Southgate ahead of the Qualifiers double-header from Kosovo and Bulgaria at Wembley.
The 26-year-old has been working with England and Chelsea captain Terry – assistant director at Villa Park – since January.
Mings’ loan spell with Villa was made permanent and he feels Terry has been a important influence on him.
“He has developed my game for sure,” said Mings.
“I have been blessed to work with some excellent coaches over the years – [former Ipswich boss] Mick McCarthy; [Bournemouth director ] Eddie Howe; [Villa boss] Dean Smith.
“John Terry is another terrific example of a person I can learn from, who has been there and achieved everything I would want to accomplish in the sport.
“To learn from him and take little pieces of information from him is something I feel blessed to be able to perform.
“We do a good deal of work on reviewing and clips my performances. So I feel like I’m at a excellent location and I have a excellent mentor to learn from.”
Mings he will gauge by how men and women are speaking about him, how good a game he has had have been advised by terry.
“He attempts to let me go through a game without being seen without being mentioned,” added Mings.
“He states that is a great reflection of a centre-back’s performance – should they come off the pitch and no one really knows what they have done and they’ve quietly gone about their business. So that is something I am attempting to do more.
“After a match we will watch clips of my game back and he will then tell me exactly what he likes and what he doesn’t like.
“He has worked under such fantastic managers and he has obviously got all of the experience that I would really like to get, so things he informs me really stick and we then attempt to implement that on the practice pitch and work through different things.
“He offers me a tiny bit of criticism however at the moment it’s a whole lot of positivity.”
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