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Mason Mount is a fan of Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric, and it was the Chelsea star who got the better of the Real Madrid maestro in the semi-finals of the Champions League, as Chelsea defeated Madrid to reach the final.
Mount will be facing Modric again in the European Championship, with England and Croatia set to face each other on Sunday.
Mount has revealed how he was humbled that Modric wanted to exchange shirts with him after the Champions League clash.
“I’d spoken to Mateo Kovacic before the first leg and asked if I could get Modric’s shirt at a later date,” said Mount.
“For him to want my shirt? I was quite overwhelmed.”
Mount also revealed that due to watching his idol Modric, he has known so much about the Croatian veteran.
“Playing against him, it was weird because I had watched him so much, I kind of knew his moves and what he was going to do,” said Mount.
“The experience of playing against him helps because you want to be in these big games and learn how to handle the pressure and big moments.”