The story of Declan Rice and Mason Mount’s friendship is one that can all the time put a smile in your face.
The pair have had one another’s backs since they have been younger boys dreaming of constructing it as skilled footballers whereas taking part in alongside one another at Chelsea.
Now all grown up they’ve each reached the highest of the sport and are central elements of Gareth Southgate’s England facet at Euro 2020.
Earlier than England’s conflict towards Scotland, Ian Wright advised ITV: “It’s an attractive story… you may’t underestimate the journey that they’ve needed to get right here.”
Nevertheless, one individual not shopping for it in any respect is Roy Keane, who frankly couldn’t care much less that two childhood mates have made it to the massive time.
Keane stated: “That is top-level sport – I don’t know why you’re frightened about friendships… it’s massive boy stuff.”
A basic response from the ever deadpan Keane however Wright wasn’t deterred by his forthright views.
Wright continued: “It’s the story and so they should’ve been dreaming about that after we see the images of them.
“Now they’re right here in arguably the largest video games of their lives at this level and so they’re collectively as two mates.”
Talking of associates, Jesse Lingard – who simply missed out on a spot within the remaining 26 – has been cheering on the Three Lions through the event.
For the Scotland match, Lingard was exhibiting specific help for Manchester United teammate Rashford, sporting the no.11 shirt with ‘Rashy’ written on the again.