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Mason mount shines in Euro debut with England



Mason Mount

Mason mount, 22-year-old is now one of Chelsea’s most decorated Player of the Season and a Champions League winner after defeating Manchester city with a Crucial 1-0 win on may 29th.

The Portsmouth native has risen through the ranks of world football, catching the eye of many along the way, including the likes of Lionel Messi and Luka Modric.

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Mason mount got another chance to face off against Modric—his idol, who he defeated in the UCL semifinals—during England’s opening match of Euro 2020 against Croatia. Once again, Mount stole the show.

England struggled to find a breakthrough during the opening half, by no fault of Mount’s. He was pulling strings from his advanced midfield role and making things happen early.

England would go on to win the contest versus Croatia, thanks to a Raheem Sterling strike in the opening moments after the interval.

The Three Lions created multitude of chances throughout the entirety of the clash at Wembley Stadium—Mount was integral in making them happen. His pressing ability made Croatia’s uninspiring back line nervous, forcing them into quick decisions and sometimes mistakes.

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The 22-year-old midfielder wasn’t only present in attacking phases though. His defensive skills were on display too.

Mount’s most memorable contribution on the day saw him dispossess Inter Milan’s Marcelo Brozovic in the middle of the park, dribble around him and carry the ball all the way to the edge of Croatia’s 18-yard box.

Brozovic then put in a tough tackle on his competitor and earned himself a yellow card. Mount took the ensuing free kick, which sailed over the bar at the far post, missing the back of the net by a matter of inches. He also lifted a beautiful cross across the face of goal, missing the feet of Harry Kane by a hair.

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Mount was a pivotal part of rendering Croatia’s world class midfield; consisting of Mateo Kovacic, Modric and Brozovic useless. Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice and Mount formed one of the tournament’s strongest midfield trios in the opening match.