Mason Mount: Chelsea FC and Man City England players move closer to Champions League final
Coach Gareth Southgate was worried about whether or not the result would hurt preparations for Euro 2020, which begins Sunday for England against Croatia.
Man City’s Foden insisted on Tuesday that the final was behind him and all attention was now on England, and Mount believes the experience may have even helped England as a group .
“We all play against each other at the club level, we know that,” Mount told Lions’ Den.
“Then when we leave we play for England, we have the England badge and we represent our country, so we’re always ready for that.
“But I feel like when you go through these experiences like us and the City, boys, it brings you closer, I think, after going through something like that, so it’s been good.”
Mount is one of 16 players from the 26-man England squad to make their first appearance in an international tournament.
England have the second youngest of the 24 nations competing in Euro 2020 – but the 22-year-old believes the fearlessness of youth can help the Three Lions.
“There are so many of us who have never experienced tournament football before,” Mount added.
“So maybe this fearlessness that we [England] have, we have not experienced this. We go there with an open mind. “