Tyrone Mings: How our struggles lead to our successes

The High Performance Podcast

By Jake Humphrey

Tyrone Mings: How our struggles lead to our successes

Monday, 28 December

Tyrone Mings is a defender for Aston Villa and England, with a real life story of rags to riches in English football.

Tyrone joined Southampton as a kid but suffered rejection when he was released by Saints in 2009 for being 'too small'. He dropped down to Non-League, playing for Yate Town and Chippenham Town while working as a mortgage advisor.

He seriously considered packing football in all together but got his break when Ipswich signed him up for a fee of £10,000 before sealing an £8 million move to Bournemouth and realising his dream of becoming a Premier League player. A serious knee injury restricted his early appearances before a loan switch to Aston Villa in 2019 saw him help the Midlands club to promotion from the Championship.

Tyrone sealed a permanent move to Villa for £26.5 million and was called up to Gareth Southgate's England squad in 2019.

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