Mason Mount made his first England start tonight, but struggled to get into the game in the number 10 role of a struggling England team that laboured against the Czech Republic.
As many pointed out, he wasn’t done any favours by Gareth Southgate, who set up his team in a way which didn’t really suit Mount’s style.
Fans on social media, especially those of other teams, enjoyed the chance to jump on his back after a quiet game. He had in fact created the goal with a clever pass around the corner to Harry Kane in the build up to the penalty.
There’s nothing much to read into this quiet showing, but that didn’t stop the usual crowd on social media getting stuck into the Chelsea star:
Mason mount looking every inch a championship player
— Stephen Robinson (@robbo_reuters) October 11, 2019
Mason mount should have started on bench …. this is the worst game we have played under Southgate
— Roger jamz ives (@IvesJamz) October 11, 2019
To be honest what can you expect from Mason Mount… a poor championship player at best @leetommo10 get him subbed off
— Sime Newts (@simenewts) October 11, 2019
Mason Mount is the only positive from this. He’s a proper talent…. many before him but he’s what Barkley & Wilshere should have been. Abraham Winner from bench 😉
— Adam Brear (@Badge22486) October 11, 2019
This really is no easy full debut for Mason Mount. He’s been pitched into a very difficult fixture indeed #CZEENG
— Matthew Nash (@mattnashmetro) October 11, 2019
Mason Mount was absolutely shocking
— Mr S (@Stephen_DRFC2) October 11, 2019
Mason Mount Vs Czech Republic (A) Full highlights (Skills, assists, goals and passing) pic.twitter.com/i8o2PyNSDe
— carlos (@UtdCharIes) October 11, 2019
Wow Mason Mount did a lot he’s really what we were desperately missing
— Ethan (@EthanCOYS) October 11, 2019
Mason mount was very underwhelming, nothing like hyping up an English player hoping he’s the real deal when he’s average
— Anton Marc Shaw (@amshealer1) October 11, 2019
Mason Mount isn't ready for this yet. Give him another year.
— Jase (@Jase0909) October 11, 2019
Mason Mount. Another Ronaldo-like performance 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/lfca8UrxEq
— Frenkies Ball (@PulgaDemiks) October 11, 2019
Mason Mount and Declan Rice should never start for england ever again
— Scott (@ScottStyleKing) October 11, 2019
Why is there a Mason Mount agenda already? These fools gonna peddle anything to sound edgy man CBA.
— K (@bluecognito) October 11, 2019
— Optus Sport (@OptusSport) October 11, 2019
I can guarantee that every single one of the Twitter football analysts currently writing off Mason Mount's career didn't watch Frank Lampard's first season at Chelsea. Had they, they'd have been the ones calling him fat.
— Grahame Fendle (@grahamefendle) October 11, 2019
What a pass Mason Mount!
— Saul Badman (@lampsy008) October 11, 2019