The advice which shaped Mason Mount’s career and helped him become a Chelsea star
The academy graduate has been Chelsea’s most consistent performer this season and is almost certain to be named the club’s Player of the Year.
Mason Mount says the energy, work rate and off-the-ball intelligence that has helped him become a key figure in the Chelsea side is partly down to a piece of advice given to him by his father, Tony.
The 22-year-old has been the Blues’ most consistent performer this term and has stepped up his game following the appointment of Thomas Tuchel.
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Under Frank Lampard, Mount predominantly played in a central midfield role this term. Tuchel has, however, opted to use the England international as one of his three attacking players.
Mount has responded to the change. He is Chelsea’s top scorer (five goals) since the arrival of the German coach and is almost certain to be named the club’s Player of the Season.
Mount is also expected to play an important role for England at this summer’s European Championships.
A key factor in the academy graduate becoming a key starter for club and country is his work out of possession.
Mount’s quality with the ball is clear but, as explained in greater detail here, his ability to press opponents and help create turnovers high up the pitch is unrivalled by those in the England set-up.
And Mount says that effort and desire to win back possession stems from comments made by his father.