Watch: Mason Mount picks out Raheem Sterling with brilliant pass for England
Chelsea‘s Mason Mount showcased his brilliant passing range during England’s Euro 2020 opener against Croatia at Wembley.
Mount proved his doubters wrong throughout 2020-21, thriving under Thomas Tuchel and registering the assist for Kai Havertz’s winning goal in the Champions League final.
The 22-year-old was named in England’s starting line-up against Croatia and came up against Luka Modric, having previously played against the Real Madrid midfielder earlier in the season.
“He has always been a player that I have looked up to,” Mount said recently. “Ever since he has been in the Premier League with Tottenham, I have watched him quite closely.
“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. It helps being a fan of a player and then playing against him because you know what he likes to do.”
He then produced a moment that Modric would be proud of, picking out Raheem Sterling with a brilliant lofted pass. Sterling wasn’t able to make the most of it and the ball was eventually cleared by the Croatia defence.
This pass from Mount is insane. pic.twitter.com/SsjeMsDKH2
— JR (@JRcentre) June 13, 2021
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