‘Got him out’: Mason Mount jokes about which England player he’s hardly spent time with at the World Cup
Mason Mount has joked on The Lions’ Den that he is hardly seeing Luke Shaw around the England camp at the World Cup.
The Three Lions are currently preparing for their final match of the group stages against Wales, where victory will secure their place as group winners.
They still need a result against their close rivals after being held to an underwhelming 0-0 draw by Christian Pulisic’s USA.
Mount certainly came in for criticism after the match, with many claiming he should not be starting the next game in favour of Phil Foden.
Nevertheless, as has been the case all season, he has continued to maintain the confidence of his manager by being a key player in the squad.
Mount jokes about Shaw
His good vibes and energy behind the scenes is well documented, with his close relationship with reported Chelsea target Declan Rice clear to see.
However, Mount has now joked that close friend Shaw has been getting in the way of the well known bromance.
He said: “Me and Dec, we’ve kind of realised he was only around for the good times, and he hasn’t been spending much time with us. So me and Dec we had to have a little sit down and talk about what might happen, and we’ve got him out.
“I think during the Euros and obviously a few of the camps before and after that, I could call it a little trio [Shaw with Mount and Rice]. We were close, but I think now we’ve got him out.”
Obviously said in jest, the claims are certainly another sign of the positive vibes enjoyed in England camps over the last few years.
Now, they will be hoping to turn the positives off the pitch into an assured display on it when they take on Wales tonight.