Mason Mount is looking forward to a rematch with Luka Modric in Croatia.
Mason Mount is eager to face Croatia star Luka Modric once more, just a month after the England midfielder was stunned when one of his boyhood heroes requested for his shirt.
This Sunday, all eyes will be on Wembley as Gareth Southgate’s side kicks off Group D against the team who stunned England in the World Cup semi-finals three years ago.
Croatia came back to win 2-1 in extra time thanks to Modric’s heroics, and the Three Lions will seek retribution under the arch, where Mount hopes to defeat the veteran once more.
In the Champions League semi-finals, the Chelsea midfielder stood toe-to-toe with the 35-year-old and played a vital role in Real Madrid’s elimination before going on to win the final against Manchester City.
Mount stated, “He’s always been a player I’ve looked up to.” “I’ve been following him closely since he joined Tottenham in the Premier League.
“It was strange playing against him because I had watched him so much that I knew his moves and what he was going to do.
“Being a player’s fan and then playing against him helps because you know what he likes to do.
“Playing against him gives you valuable experience because you want to be in these huge games and learn how to manage pressure and huge moments.
“Those two games were significant in our run, and they provided me with a lot of experience.”
Mount not only played against Modric, but he also took home his shirt, which the 2018 Ballon d’Or winner requested at Stamford Bridge.
He explained, “I chatted with (Mateo) Kovacic before the first game and asked if I could get his shirt at a later date.”
“I did it, and in the second game, he requested for mine because I didn’t actually give him my in the first.
“Kova stated that he enjoys swapping with other players, so he. (This is a brief piece.)