England will be desperate to forget their dismal defeat to the Czech Republic, but it was still a night to remember for Chelsea’s Mason Mount.
And while disappointed to be part of the Three Lions’ first qualifying defeat in ten years, the midfielder was determined not to let that spoil his special night.
“It was a tough game to make my debut in, but it’s something I’ll remember for a very long time,” he told talkSPORT.
“I’ll take a lot of things from this game, you gain so much experience from these games.
“Hopefully I can take that into the future.”
The Three Lions blew the chance to seal Euro 2020 qualification with three matches to spare as the Czechs capitalised on the visitors’ listless performance in Prague.
Harry Kane’s fifth-minute penalty was as good as it got for England, with Jakub Brabec quickly levelling and substitute Zdenek Ondrasek netting a dream debut goal late on as the Czech Republic secured a memorable win.
Gareth Southgate insists his young side still have a long way to go following one of their poorest displays in some time.
“I’m the manager, I pick the way that we chose to play and I’m responsible for the results,” he told talkSPORT.
“But I know everyone in there will feel that tonight could’ve been better.
“We had enormous credit for a long period of time. That’s the poorest we’ve played for a long time.
“The players are human beings, we’re not going to be perfect every time, but when you have nights like that, you have to try and get something out of the game.
“That’s why it’s annoying to concede right at the end and not take anything from the game.
“We know we’re a long way from the finished article and I don’t think I’ve ever said anything different. Tonight was case and point.”