Mason Mount has admitted that he was quite overwhelmed when he saw superstars like Harry Kane on the training pitch after he was first called up to the England squad.
Mount has been a regular in the England squad over the past few years and played a key part in the Three Lions’ European Championship campaign during the summer of 2021 as Gareth Southgate’s men agonising lost on penalties to Italy in the final.
England will be hoping to build on their performances over the last two major tournaments and go one step further in Qatar.
Southgate’s men start their campaign this afternoon with a clash against Iran and Mount has been named in the starting eleven, with the Chelsea star playing alongside the likes of Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka in the attacking line-up.
Ahead of the clash, Mount spoke about his experience of being called up for the first time and rubbing shoulders with the likes of Kane.
The 23-year-old told the Lions Den on England’s official channel: “I can’t really remember too much about training (for the first time with England).
“It was literally a blur. I walked in and I am seeing the likes of Kane and all the senior players.
“It was probably a bit overwhelming at first. I just wanted to get onto the pitch and try to show what I can do and be confident, which I felt that I was.”
Spurs Web Opinion
Playing for England is a huge step up from club level, but Mason Mount will certainly have a part to play this winter in Qatar. Starting the first match is a big nod of faith, although I suspect he would be the one to drop out if England switch to a back three.
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