Mason Mount reveals how frustrating it was to be forced into self isolation in Euro 2020

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Mason Mount of England has revealed that it was frustrating for him when he and Ben Chilwell were forced to stay away from the national team during the ongoing Euro 2020.

Recall that Chilwell and Mason Mount self-isolated for days because they came in contact with Billy Gilmour who contracted the dreaded coronavirus while representing Scotland in Euro 2020.

The three players exchanged pleasantries after England drew 0-0 with Scotland on June 18, 2021. The three players who play for Chelsea were then forced into self-isolation even though Chilwell and Mason Mount did not test positive for the virus.

Hence, Mount and Chilwell missed the Euro 2020 game against the Czech Republic on June 22 which England won 1-0. They also missed the game against Germany on June 29 which ended 2-0 in favor of England.

“Obviously, it was frustrating – but it was something I had to do”, Mason Mount said.

“When it happened, I tried to stay positive and not look at it negatively.

“The boys had a massive game coming up against the Czech Republic and I and Chilly just wanted to be there for them, to help support them for the game.

“We got through that and ahead of the game against Germany, just being involved in the meetings virtually, listening to the game-plans – it helped us stay positive.

“We were in the bubble, knowing what the boys were doing and it helped us keep our heads.

“And we could go out and train and stay fit. It was boring in the room for a lot of the time, I just watched a lot of films.

“But Facetiming the boys and family, you do things to keep the time moving. It was difficult but I think I’m mentally strong and I drew on that.”

After the self-isolation, Mason Mount played in the quarter-final stage of the tournament against Ukraine which ended 4-0 in favor of England. He also played a part in the semi-finals against Denmark which ended 2-1 in favor of England.

He is expected to play against Italy in the final of Euro 2020 later today. The match will kick off at 20:00 at Wembley Stadium in London.

Mason Mount has the Experience for big games

Mason Mount in action for England.
Mason Mount in action for England.

Though Mason Mount is just 22-year-old, the Chelsea attacking midfielder has gotten a series of finals under his belt already.

Though it took England over 50 years to play in the major final, Mason Mount has played in two FA Cup finals and one UEFA Champions League final.

Unfortunately for him and his Chelsea teammates, Chelsea lost the two FA Cup finals and went on to win the UEFA Champions League final in May 2021.

He said: “The two finals I played before with Chelsea, two FA Cup finals, we lost them both.

“So, to have that win under my belt in a final, in a big game, it really helps going into this

“But I think a lot of the boys are very experienced in big games and know how to handle it.

“The last one was probably the biggest of our lives – now there’s an even bigger one.

“Obviously, it’s something we have never had before, playing for our country in a major final, but it’s something we will thrive off.”

Mount blessed an English fan

Mason Mount made headlines when he walked up to the stands to hand over his jersey to an English fan after England beat Denmark 2-1 in Euro 2020 semi-finals.

The English fan was overwhelmed with joy as she burst into tears immediately after she received the jersey.

The lucky girl who got the special gift from Mason Mount is a 10-year-old football fan identified as Belle.