Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel praised Mason Mount’s attitude after the England midfielder scored his first Uefa Champions League goal as the ‘Blues’ comfortably beat Porto 2-0 on Wednesday evening in Seville.
Mount and Ben Chilwell scored to give Chelsea the advantage ahead of the “home” leg of the quarterfinal on April 13, which will also be played in Seville due to Covid-19 travel restrictions between Portugal and England.
Since Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge in January, Mount has scored five goals in all competitions, more than any other Chelsea player.
“The finish was clinical from Mason. He has the quality to do this and to do it in a quarterfinal is a big step for him,” said Tuchel.
“He has the right attitude towards success. He is open and hungry to learn.”
At 22 years and 87 days, Mount also became Chelsea’s youngest goalscorer in a Champions League knockout game.
“Mason is a key player for us and I am happy he fits into this role at a young age,” Tuchel added.
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By FARPost Reporter