Mason Mount has confirmed he will put his name on the penalty list if required to take one at the World Cup.
Speaking to the Express, the Chelsea midfielder reinforced his commitment to the spot-kick if England ever needed his services.
Although Mount’s confidence is respectable, his record from 12-yards is chequered.
He has scored both of his Premier League penalties, but missed in the FA Cup final against Liverpool last season.
The 23-year-old also failed to convert in the Carabao Cup round of 16 shootout with Tottenham Hotspur in 2020.
Chelsea’s academy graduate wasn’t on the field when England lost to Italy on penalties in the European Championship show-piece event last summer.
Yet despite his varied past, Mount said he would not turn down the chance to take another from the spot in Qatar.
“Anytime I get offered to take a penalty I will always take one no matter what’s happened with the others,” he explained.
“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.”
England’s penalty pitfalls
Gareth Southgate will of course hope his Three Lions can avoid penalties at all cost.
England’s history in such scenarios is not a good one.
They have partaken in ten penalty shootouts at major tournaments, winning just three.
Eric Dier’s successful conversion at the 2018 World Cup ended a rotten run of form.
But the loss to the Italian’s reproduced memories of the previous failures at international competitions.
Hopefully Mason and the boys can rid those wrongs, if the moment requires it.