Mount Reveals What England Boss Told Him After His Debut

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Chelsea youngster Mason Mount was called to the England squad alongside Ross Barkley and has joined Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Tammy Abraham and Callum Hudson-Odoi in debuting for England in the last two years under the stewardship of Gareth Southgate.

Mount was a 67th minute substitute as he replaced Jordan Henderson midway through the second half, and played in the No.10 role.

Mount was greeted after the full-time whistle by England boss Gareth Southgate, and he has revealed that the manager and the rest of the squad congratulated him after the game for his debut.

“He just said congratulations for making your debut and well done,” Mason said on Southgate.

“All the boys came up to me after the game in the dressing room saying well done. You can feel how tight the group is, we’re a young group but we’re fired up to win games and learn.”

England have won all their games so far and will look to continue their perfect start to European qualifying on Tuesday night, as they host Kosovo at St. Mary’s Stadium.

Prior to the game against Bulgaria, Mount admitted that his family members could shed tears if he makes his national team bow, having made the Three Lions squad for their Euro 2020 qualifiers at home to Bulgaria on Saturday and Kosovo on Tuesday.

“You can’t really put into words how it will feel stepping out onto the pitch at Wembley and representing your country,” Mount said.

“It is such a massive feeling and hopefully, I will be able to experience that.

“It’s not only a massive moment for me, but also for my family and all the coaches that I’ve worked with to help get me to this point.

“My family, in particular, have been a massive part of my career. They come to every one of my games and I’m sure there will be a few proud tears from them if I get to make my debut.”

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