‘What an INCREDIBLE feeling this is’: Mason Mount sparks joyous reactions from English stars after making a World Cup squad as captain Harry Kane insists the Three Lions ‘will give it their all’ – and Saka says his ‘childhood dream is over’ hatched’
Mason Mount has reflected on his journey that saw him being called up to England’s 2022 World Cup squad.
The Chelsea midfielder was included in the 26-man squad, which was widely expected given the importance he has become for Gareth Southgate’s side.
Mount posted a picture of himself when he was seven years old wearing an England kit and watching the 2006 World Cup, when he dreamed of playing in the biggest tournament in the world.
Mason Mount has thought about his journey to be named in England’s World Cup squad
Mount wrote on Twitter: ‘Looking back at the 7-year-old me, sitting on the stairs on holiday in my oversized England kit and St George’s face paint… Watching the 2006 World Cup, I could only dream that I would one day would have the honor of playing even a small part in it.
“Now that day has arrived and what an incredible feeling this is… I think back to the hours of sacrifice my family, friends and coaches have all provided for me, and how I wouldn’t be here without them. We want to make our country proud and take it home with us. Come on England’.
Captain Harry Kane promised England will give everything to be a success at the tournament
The English captain Harry Kane was present at the previous tournament in Russia and enjoyed his participation in the next tournament.
He wrote: ‘So proud to be captain of my country for the second time at a World Cup. I know this group of guys will absolutely give it their all to push their limits. Let’s go!’.
Arsenal star Bukayo Saka enjoys the chance to take part in his first World Cup
Bukayo Saka will be involved in his first World Cup and the Arsenal winger is looking forward to the opportunity.
Saka wrote: ‘My childhood dream to play in a World Cup has come true! Qatar 2022. Let’s go @England #GodsPlan’.
Phil Foden described his call as “an honour.”
He wrote: ‘It is always an honor to be called up to the England squad but this is something else, my first World Cup, wow! buzzing! I can not wait’.
Declan Rice says his name on the squad will stay with him forever. He told The official website of West Ham: ‘It’s crazy! It hasn’t really hit me yet, to be honest.
“I think I may be one of less than 500 Englishmen who have gone to a World Cup, and there are so many people in this country who want to be footballers and I am one of the 26 players selected to go, so it is an honor and one that will now remain with me forever.
‘I look forward. Of course I wish all my teammates the best, but of course I want us to win.’