Mason Mount says he's excited about the possibility of making his England bow.
The group have been contained in the squad to the European Qualifiers against Kosovo and Bulgaria of Gareth Southgate where with no enjoying Mount, who joined up with the England squad at October, could acquire his first cap.
Rice and mount played together in the Chelsea youth ranks prior to the latter was first published by the Blues if he was just 14. He joined West Ham and has gone on to be a routine for golf and country.
Into the national side in which he expects to get the chance to once more play along with his buddy, Mount has earned another call-up Observing a remarkable start to his Premier League career under Frank Lampard in Chelsea.
"That is something we've spoken around for a longlong time," Mount said. "Being really, very close friends with him that's something we've always looked forward to perhaps happening in the future. Speaking together with him, that's quite exciting.
"We are very, very close and've known each other for quite a very long time. We have always spoken of maybe playing each other 14, about that chance.
"Playing with each other at Chelsea at that youthful age, it had been something special between us so we've always maintained that expectation of it happening ."
Mount admits he was disappointed to see because they came through the rankings Rice leave Chelsea but hasn't yet been amazed at his rapid increase in the Premier League and on the international stage, which watched him to make his England debut in March this year.
"Yeah of course [I was sad to see him go]. He had been one of my friends. However, as I said before - that's football and it occurs," he said.
"He is bounced right back and look what he is doing now. It is a credit to him and his mindset that is what he's like as a boyhe does not let anything get him down, he always focused on achieving things."
Mount said being involved in Southgate's squad for their Nations League matches against Croatia and Spain last October gave him that the"thirst" to earn another call-up into the senior side and revealed it will be an emotional event for his household if chosen.
"You always dream about that call-up - that beginning for England as a kid, so I have always dreamed of this," he explained. "I am looking forward to these next two matches, therefore working hard in training to hopefully make that happen.
"Being in the group last season, obtaining a flavor of being round the area and being with the very first team gave me that extra hunger to go and want to participate with the squad , therefore it is a gigantic moment for me personally and I'm looking forward to those two games.
"I think being at Chelsea, it's that distinct degree. But arriving last year, being involved with the squad, studying how they operate, I've been throughout the ages but when you get called up into the seniors it has a different level. Being here last year, working together, knowing how they want to play and work has helped me returning last season."
He added:"It is such a happy moment, it's exactly what you dream of for a verylong time. You can't really have the words to explain that sense of stepping outside creating your debut.
"It's such a enormous moment for your family, for most of the coaches that have worked with you before. So it's people I have worked with before and not a moment for me personally but a moment for the people around me.
"It is going to be a very proud moment for me and there will likely be a few tears when I really do have to make my debut. [My family] have been a gigantic part of my profession so hopefully I can make my introduction and they'll be very, very proud."
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