Premier League: Mason Mount says Chelsea should stay focussed to maintain top-four hopes alive

Premier League: Mason Mount says Chelsea should stay focussed to maintain top-four hopes alive

Chelsea’s kind has been inconsistent this season, and after a shaky first-half of the continuing time period, the Blues determined to sack supervisor Frank Lampard and title former Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel as substitute.

Chelsea’s English midfielder Mason Mount believes that his group remains to be in competition to qualify for the elite competitions in Europe, together with the FA Cup and UEFA Champions League, however says gamers should stay focussed because the London-based membership goals to get again on observe.

Chelsea’s kind has been inconsistent this season, and after a shaky first-half of the continuing time period, the Blues determined to sack supervisor Frank Lampard and title former Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel as substitute.

Chelsea (40 factors) discover themselves at sixth place within the Premier League standings, 4 factors behind fourth-placed rivals Liverpool (36).

Whereas Mount admitted that Lampard’s departure was ‘powerful’, he added that Chelsea should stay a powerful as a unit.

“Yeah, I imply clearly it’s not a pleasant time, it’s a troublesome time. I imply I’ve been on the membership for a really very long time and I’ve seen many managers depart the membership from a far.

“I’ve been within the academy and it has occurred rather a lot however if you end up within the constructing, within the first group and it occurs, it’s a special feeling. However yeah, we’ve to be collectively, we’ve to be robust as there are huge video games arising and we have to assault them,” the 22-year-old mentioned on Star Sports activities.

Mount, whereas talking about Tuchel coming in, went onto say that his group nonetheless aspires to be on prime of the league.

“Yeah as I mentioned, talking to them, getting little bits off them and their expertise of going by way of it and making an attempt to assist us youthful boys by way of it’s… you need to sort of lean on these gamers that can assist you, particularly the older, extra skilled boys within the group however it’s a brand new problem now.

“As I mentioned we come collectively as a bunch, we’re tight, we’re robust, we’ve large video games arising and they’re coming thick and quick and we wish to get again as much as the highest of the league, that’s crucial factor.

“We wish to do properly within the FA Cup, we wish to do properly within the Champions League, and we’re all in competition for the entire possibilities. So yeah, we simply must get again on observe and get focussed,” added Mount.

Mount credited Frank Lampard for grooming him to develop into a greater participant. Mount spent the 2018-19 season on mortgage at Championship facet Derby County, a time when Lampard was the membership’s supervisor.

“Yeah, he has been essential, as you mentioned he introduced me to Derby, gave me the taking part in time.

“I learnt a lot below him there after which clearly coming again to Chelsea and persevering with my studying, my potential to get higher and yeah, so clearly he has helped me a lot. I’ve nothing however reward and gratitude for him for all the things he has finished for me as a participant on and off the pitch. I’ve undoubtedly grown as an individual as properly so clearly, it means so much,” Mount, who joined Chelsea’s youth setup on the age of six in 2005, mentioned.

Chelsea subsequent face struggling Sheffield United within the Premier League on Sunday earlier than travelling to Barnsley for his or her FA Cup fifth-round sport on 12 February.

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