England star Mason Mount warns midfield rival Luka Modric he ‘knows his moves’ ahead of Euro 2020 opener with Croatia… and admits he was ‘overwhelmed’ when the Real Madrid star asked for his shirt after the Champions League semi-finals
Mason Mount has spoken about his admiration for Croatia star Luka Modric England face Croatia at Wembley on Sunday in the Euro 2020 opener He said he watched the midfielder so much that he now ‘knows his moves’ His knowledge helped him when Chelsea beat Madrid in Champions LeagueMount said he was ‘overwhelmed’ when Modric asked to swap shirts Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here.
Mason Mount believes his admiration of Luka Modric means he ‘knows his moves’ as his England side prepare to face Croatia in the Euro 2020 opener.
The Chelsea star says he looked up to Modric as a youngster when he was strutting his stuff with Tottenham, and watched his style of play so closely that he now has a good idea of ‘what he’s going to do’ in a game.
The pair came up against each other in the Champions League semi-final as his Blues outfit defeated Real Madrid, with Mount admitting it ‘helps’ to play against someone who you are a fan of.
Mason Mount (L) believes he knows Luka Modric’s moves after looking up to him as a kid
‘He’s always been a player that I’ve looked up to ever since he was in the Premier League playing for Tottenham I watched him quite closely as a kid.
‘Playing against him – it was weird because I’ve watched him so much growing up 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.
‘The experience of [the Champions League] games helps a lot as a young player, you want to learn how to handle the big moment, those two games were massive in our run and I gained a lot of experience.’
The Chelsea star was a huge fan of the Croatian when he was in the Premier League with Spurs