Chelsea midfielder Mount: I'll take penalty for England

Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount says he won’t shy away from any shootout England are involved in during the World Cup.

Last summer’s defeat to Italy in the European Championships final still raw and fresh in the minds of many.

Mount wasn’t on the pitch as England lost that final, having made way for Jack Grealish in the closing stages of normal time.

He did, however, miss from 12 yards as Chelsea lost the FA Cup final to Liverpool on penalties earlier this year.

Mount told the Daily Express: “Anytime I get offered to take a penalty I will always take one no matter what’s happened with the others.

“It was the same when I was younger coming through the academy. If I miss, just want to take one again and try and put that right.

“Penalties can be so difficult. It can go either way.

“But yeah, I’d always put myself forward to take one and take that responsibility. Of course.”

The Chelsea star believes he’s matured to the benefit of the Three Lions, while also insisting he’s still got much to learn.

“I don’t think you ever stop learning and getting better,” he stated.

“I definitely feel that I’ve learned so much over the last few years, whether that’s playing for Chelsea or playing for England.

“Those experiences that you gain over the years, they really help you and you improve so much up to now.