Mason Mount is relishing the opportunity of playing at his first World Cup this winter and believes there were plenty of positives for England to take in last night’s thrilling draw with Germany.
The Three Lions found themselves two goals down thanks to an Ilkay Gundogan penalty before our own Kai Havertz scored an excellent long-range goal for the Germans.
Mount netted England’s second, as they clawed back a two-goal deficit, and he says scoring for his nation has always been ‘special’.
‘To score a goal at Wembley is such a special moment and hear the fans celebrate, it means so much. I haven’t scored in a while, so it was a good time for it to come,’ Mason said to England’s Twitter page post-match.
‘I had to focus on making an impact when I came on. It was such a tough game and to be a couple down it was tough to come back,’ he added.
‘We showed how much desire and fight we have in the team, we showed that second half and we nearly won the game. There were a lot of positives we can take from it.’
Last night’s 3-3 draw with Die Mannschaft concluded Gareth Southgate’s side’s preparation for Qatar, where we will play Iran, USA and Wales in the group stages.
Mount could be among those players selected to play in their first-ever World Cup for the senior side.
‘The World Cup is what you dream of as a kid. It’s soon going to be upon us, and I can’t really put it into words that first game. I was lucky enough to be watching it in Russia as a fan. To feel that atmosphere and to hopefully be involved in it is going to be an unbelievable moment for us all,’ Mason said, with a smile.
‘We need to stick together that is the most important thing. We showed in the second half that we can do that going forward.’