周六11月30日
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Declan Rice and 梅森安装: Friendship and football

Mason Mount and Declan Rice

 

Saturday’s Premier League derby at Stamford Bridge will be a special moment for Declan Rice and Mason Mount.

新万博体育 star Rice and Chelsea midfielder Mount have been close friends for more than a decade, playing together for the Blues’ schoolboy teams before Rice was released and joined the Hammers at the age of 14. Six years on, the duo were reunited in an England shirt earlier this year.

This weekend, they will share the pitch again, albeit on opposing sides. To mark the big occasion, Rice and Mount sat down with the national media to share their unique story of friendship and football.

 

你在哪里第一次见面?

迪克兰大米: “嗯,这本来是训练与上周二晚下-8。当我在那里我是六在切尔西和我签约时,我八岁。这本来是在周二或周四晚上这时候,我们用来训练和我们每周都看到对方四次从八个了年龄,直到我们14这就是这一切开始,运行一轮的小孩在切尔西的人工草皮!“

Why did you hit it off and become such good mates?

梅森安装: “I’d been there for a year or two already and he came in and when a new person comes in, you want to make them feel welcome, and I feel I probably did that with Dec. We kind of just hit it off straight away and were really close, and obviously it’s stayed like that for ages.”

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Mason Mount and Declan Rice as youngsters at Chelsea
Mason Mount and Declan Rice as youngsters at Chelsea

 

Did that connection help you play well together, too?

MM: “Yeah, we played together in midfield and we were speaking recently about the tournaments we played in together. We had one in Holland and we won it. In the semi-final we played against Anderlecht and there was an unreal player in their team who was supposed to go to Barcelona…"

DR: “我们会一直十一12有这么多谈这个安德莱赫特队与世界级球员,我们进入比赛处下风。他们热烈讨论这一个孩子 - 我不记得他的名字! - 我是石匠用在中场,我们赛义德“这是不是在所有发生的事情!”。这是整个谈话安德莱赫特会赢,但我们打得像易狂人,标志着他出局,2-0获胜,并最终赢得了比赛,所以我们一直有这样的连接并为之奋斗对方。当我们已经如此接近的朋友,在球场上,我们已经得到了理解,我们总是付出100%的为对方“。

你是怎么共赢?

DR: “What didn’t we win! Every tournament we went into, we either won or got to the final. We won in Venlo and Brussels, we won Willem II and won another one in Holland and a couple of Premier League tournaments!”

MM: “I remember the Venlo one. We had a penalty shootout and everyone scored and we had to take them a second time and Dec missed his penalty to win it! It came round to our ‘keeper and he scored, then went in goal and saved it, so we won the tournament. His name is Jamie Cumming and he’s still with me at Chelsea now.”

 

Mason Mount and Declan Rice have been close friends since the age of eight
Mason Mount and Declan Rice have been close friends since the age of eight

 

Did you used to spend a lot of time together away from the club, too?

DR: “是啊,我们总是习惯留在周六和周日对方的房子。我记得有一次去到朴茨茅斯所有的时间留在他和那些为最佳时间我。我不得不在后花园蹦床和一个足球,或者我们会在我们的BMXs骑在街上!这是同样的。当他来到我身边金士顿。同时,我们也去了彩弹射击去了激光的追求,但它是艰苦的训练,因为我们直到5在晚上七白天在学校。周六我们的爸爸会告诉我们要保护我们的能量在周日的比赛!“

MM: “这是一个好故事和DEC不会赞一个!这是危险的,但我要告诉它!我记得一轮到他家和他妈妈带我们在车上下去了A3。我们会得到挤满来自足球午餐,盒子与COUS COUS和鸡肉和少许巧克力棒和他是一个麻烦制造者,我们会坐在后面两个,我会车窗摇和Chuck的食物出来的窗口!我想“你在做什么?”他的妈妈在他喊!“

DR: “幸运的是我,因为那么成熟!我有一个故事太多。我们对阵朴茨茅斯和前一天晚上我们出去我们家有一个商场和橄榄球世界杯决赛上。我们总是去睡觉早,但这个世界杯决赛上迟到。我们去睡得晚,第二天早上我们在不停地按喇叭,得到了绝对的朴茨茅斯砸了!我的爸爸发烟,应该告诉我们,我们上床了早些时候!“

 

Mason Mount and Declan Rice in England colours
The two 20-year-olds are now important members of Gareth Southgate's England squad

 

So your families are really close too?

MM: “Yeah, really close. Ever since we were eight-years-old, they’ve stayed in contact and our Mums are always going out for coffee together.”

DR: “I think they’re sitting together at the game on Saturday!”

Were you competitive with each other?

DR: “We were always competitive but we always wanted the best for each other and supported each other on the pitch.”

MM: “We’d play table tennis against each other and obviously we’d each want to win but on the pitch we’d be there for one another. That story about when we played against Anderlecht, it showed we’d always work that extra mile for each other.”

What was it like when you had to go your separate ways at 14, when Declan was released by Chelsea?

DR: “对我来说,这是非常艰难的,因为切尔西是我所知道的和我所有的家人都知道。我不知道会发生什么,如何会采取新万博体育对我来说,有什么新的房子会是什么样子,我正在进入,并且是远离我的家庭。有报道说,是我移动到新万博体育已经塑造了我为我现在是人的一部分,很多不同的东西。回头看,这是艰难的,我痛恨远离家乡,但我通过它到底了。我有一个强大的心态,我想成功,它使我进人今天的我。“

MM: “这是非常艰难的,因为谁我一直在很长一段时间与我的最佳搭档[不见了]和我们的家庭是非常接近的。我的妈妈和他在电话上哭了妈妈是因为它在一起是一个很大的冲击这样的。既不是我们看到它的到来,但只要它发生了,我知道什么样的心态月你和我知道它会不会打破他。我知道我会反弹强烈和去新万博体育,通过我做更好,现在好,对他更好,看年龄去!“

 

 

OK, let’s talk about the video that went viral on social media in the summer, when Mason shocked Dec! What happened?

MM: “我们租了一条船的一天,放松和享受自己在迪拜进行。天很热,我是这么红,像西红柿,我是如此烧毁这不得不去里面。在那里两边两个沙发。在平躺30秒,我在打呼噜!我完全睡着了,抛锚了,所以我去了,做我做什么,吓得他,并尽快我做到了,我意识到视频我已经是最好的!“

DR: “当我醒来时,我在地板上歇斯底里,哭字面上!只有当我们回到那个我认为酒店的那个视频是坏的!“。在女足世界杯是在当时,我与我的女朋友看的。我把视频了,我已经离开了我的手机15分钟,当我回去吧,我从来没有见过这样的事情炸毁!“

You’ve played together again for England this year but on Saturday, you’ll come up on opposite sides. How will that feel?

MM: “We’ve played against each other once before. I didn’t remember it, but Dec did…”

DR: “这是赛季前的比赛为下-23S。我记得,我们输了3-1,我打进了worldy。这发生,现在我们已经有了上周末盛大游戏在英超联赛中,这是我们所梦想的一切。这将是绝对巨大的。它是伦敦德比和大量的球迷,显然我最好的朋友会在球场上,所以这将是非常特别的。这将是一个奇怪的经验,而且还一个真正特别的体验,一个我们要嗡嗡都关闭。“

 

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