England's Mason Mount eager to resume duel with idol Luka Modric at Euro 2020

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England midfielder Mason Mound is looking forward to another head-to-head battle against Croatia's Luka Modric after their Champions League clash.
LONDON – England midfielder Mason Mount is relishing the possibility of another head-to-head battle with Croatia's Luka Modric in Sunday's Euro 2020 clash after taking the spoils in his first encounter with his boyhood idol. Mount's influential display played a key role in Chelsea's Champions League semi-final victory against Modric's Real Madrid this season.

The Chelsea star grew up in awe of Modric's graceful performances for Tottenham, Real and Croatia so had to pinch himself when Modric asked for his shirt after Chelsea's 2-0 second-leg triumph at Stamford Bridge. ALSO READ: Fans booing players taking a knee shows racism still a problem, says Jordan Henderson But his admiration for the 35-year-old will be put on hold at Wembley this weekend when England kick off their Euro campaign.

"He has always been a player that I have looked up to,"…
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