'I'll take it': Mason Mount comments on his deflected goal in Belgium win

Chelsea attacker Mason Mount scored the winner in England’s 2-1 win over Belgium as England top their UEFA Nations League group.

It was not as pretty as some would’ve liked it, but England really worked for the three points.

Despite the absences of a few big names such as the Hazard brothers and Dries Mertens, Roberto Martinez’s Belgium side had not tasted a defeat in two years until Mount’s goal ended their impressive record.

Mount himself had a rather quiet game, like other fellow England attackers, as they struggled to break down Belgium’s defence, particularly in the first half.

The score was 1-1 after two penalties when Mount’s deflected shot went over Simon Mignolet and into the net.


Speaking in his post-match interview, Mount told BBC Radio 5 Live: “I think you might be good luck for me because the last time we spoke was after I scored my first England goal in Kosovo.

“It’s been a crazy time since then, playing at Wembley and scoring against the number one ranked side and getting three points is massive for us.

“It means so much.”

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Mount admitted that the deflection played a big part in his goal, but he is still glad that the ball went in.

“It’s a special achievement to score my first goal at Wembley, I found myself in a bit of space and had only one thing on my mind,” he added.

“It took a really big deflection but it doesn’t matter how they go in. I’ll take it.”

Mount’s Chelsea and England teammate Ben Chilwell who had to miss out on the game due to having to undergo a few Covid-19 tests after breaking the rules during Tammy Abraham’s surprise birthday party congratulated him on social media.

It was not just a usual congratulatory message, though.

Mount will be part of England’s squad for another Nations League fixture against Denmark on Wednesday before heading back to Chelsea to prepare for Saturday’s Premier League clash against Southampton.

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