Mason Mount sat out England’s final group-stage and first knockout match at the European Championships due being a contact of a positive coronavirus test and the Chelsea star has revealed he has been vaccinated
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- 22:30, 11 Oct 2021
Mason Mount has revealed he has been vaccinated after his own Covid nightmare in the Euros.
England star Mount was forced to self isolate after coming into close contact with Chelsea team mate Billy Gilmour after the Scotland midfielder tested positive after their Wembley clash.
That ruled Mount and Ben Chilwell out of the final Group match with Czech Republic and neither played in the Euros clash with Germany after being banished from their team mates for ten days.
Mount came back for the final but, while other players have been reluctant to get jabbed or even enter into the debate about being vaccinated, the Chelsea midfielder had no hesitation.
Mount missed two matches at Euro 2020 due to being track and traced
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“I'm double vaccinated now,” revealed Mount. “Going through that experience, missing the game, a top, top game kind of did have an effect on my decision.
“But I think for players and personally-wise it's down to someone and they it is down to their decision how they feel about it.
“I don't think you can force anyone to get it but, for me, going through that experience it did make me want to get it and get it quite quickly.”
England boss Gareth Southgate has said players are too scared to talk up about the issue for being targeted for abuse from anti-vaccination campaigners.
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But Mount joined ex-Chelsea team mate Tammy Abraham in going public to say he has been jabbed and insists that the striker will excel in Italy with Roma.
Mount said: “I feel like he maybe had that feeling of going there and wanting to prove something, and I know that he’s a top, top player, which obviously I know he is, and now we are seeing it even more with the performances he’s putting in, the goals he’s scoring.
“I always thought he’d do very well over there, just the way he is, the type of player he is and the mentality he’s got. So, for me personally, I’m thoroughly pleased and buzzing for him at the way he’s started and long may that continue.”
England cannot qualify against Hungary on Tuesday night but can take a big step towards reaching the World Cup but Mount warned it will be another difficult game despite winning in Budapest.
Mount added: “We know they are a tough team to play against, but that experience we had out there definitely brought us together and made us stronger as a team. I think it is probably up there with one of the best atmospheres I’ve been involved in.
“To be in an away game and have everyone against us, as a team you can thrive off that and I think the way we played and the result we got in the end showed the confidence with had in ourselves, the togetherness we had throughout the game and it was difficult.”
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