Chelsea player shone in World Cup opener and was wrong-footed only by a post-match question about Cristiano Ronaldo
Welcome to the World Cup, Mason Mount. No, not the field of play but the post-match mixed zone, where the players have to file past representatives of the global media – a sometimes confusing realm where it is wise to expect the unexpected.
The Chelsea midfielder’s introduction came shortly after he had played his part in England’s stirring 6-2 win over Iran. “I’m from Portugal,” his questioner began. “I’d like to ask you what you think about the rumours regarding Chelsea and Cristiano Ronaldo?”