Mount To Carry On Despite Suffering Defeat On His Full England Debut

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Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount got his first start for the Three Lions on Friday as he was named in the starting line-up to face Czech Republic but was on the losing side as the Three Lions lost their first competitive qualifier in ten years after their 2-1 defeat to Czech Republic.

It was a difficult night for England as they will have to wait one more game to seal their Euro 2020 qualification

Mount was deployed behind the striker and played in a midfield three that included Declan Rice and Jordan Henderson.

Mount was defiant in defeat and insisted that the game will act as a learning curve for him.

“It was a tough game to make my debut in, but it’s something I’ll remember for a very long time,” he told talkSPORT.

“I’ll take a lot of things from this game, you gain so much experience from these games.

“Hopefully I can take that into the future.”

Meanwhile England boss Gareth Southgate had revealed that nothing surprises him about the quality of the young midfielder, revealing that he has always expected it.

When asked what he has made of Mount this week, England boss Southgate said: “Exactly what I thought of him when I saw him at 16 playing for our U16s, he’s a quality player, an intelligent footballer, presses well, has a real eye for goal, good quality.

“So, nothing I’ve seen surprises me at all. We’ve had him marked as a player from the first time I saw him at St. George’s [Park].

“Chelsea would be the same on that, I think, but of course he’s now been able to have the opportunity to play in the Premier League and display that against top teams.

“I think you saw his penalty in the Super Cup, [that] was a nice cameo of what he’s about, really.”

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