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Chelsea’s Mason Mount speaks out on chances of beating Lionel Messi to Ballon d’Or glory

Chelsea’s Mason Mount speaks out on chances of beating Lionel Messi to Ballon d’Or glory

 

Chelsea star Mason Mount has, on Monday, responded to his inclusion on the shortlist for the upcoming Ballon d’Or.

Messi joined by Pedri & more

The latest round of nominees for the Ballon d’Or were of course announced late last week.

After the awarding of the prize – widely regarded as the most prestigious individual accolade in world football – was cancelled last time out due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the first ‘Golden Ball’ for almost two years will be served up late next month.

The usual big-hitters were all present on France Football’s shortlist, including the two most successful players in the accolade’s history – Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo – along with Robert Lewandowski, Neymar, Erling Haaland, and another previous winner – Luka Modric.

Also honoured with inclusions were Barcelona sensation Pedri, Italian Euro 2020 winners Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci, and even Simon Kjaer, owing to his heroic response to Christian Eriksen’s frightening cardiac arrest during the summer:

Lewandowski, Salah, Jorginho, Azpilicueta, Lukaku, Ronaldo, Foden, Gerard Moreno, Mbappe, Suarez, De Bruyne, Dias, Kjaer, Neymar, Lautaro Martinez, Messi, Pedri, Chiellini, Bruno Fernandes, Modric, Mahrez, Haaland, Kante, Mount, Bonucci, Donnarumma, Kane, Benzema, Barella, Sterling

‘You never know…’

As things stand, it is of course Messi who is viewed as the bookmakers‘ favourite to bag a historic 7th Ballon d’Or crown, on the back of a long overdue Copa America triumph with Argentina.

Amongst the other front-runners, though, are the likes of Robert Lewandowski, and Chelsea pair N’Golo Kante and Jorginho.

Thomas Tuchel’s Blues secured the joint-most nominations of any club, joining fellow Champions League finalists Manchester City with five.

And, as outlined above, on Monday, another of Chelsea’s shortlisted stars has been questioned on his chances of adding his name to the prestigious list of Ballon d’Or winners.

Chelsea’s Mason Mount speaks out on chances of beating Lionel Messi to Ballon d’Or glory

PORTO, PORTUGAL – MAY 29: Thomas Tuchel, Manager of Chelsea FC reacts during the UEFA Champions League Final between Manchester City and Chelsea FC at Estadio do Dragao on May 29, 2021 in Porto, Portugal. (Photo by Alex Caparros – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

The player in question? Mason Mount.

Speaking to the media ahead of England’s World Cup qualifying clash with Hungary tomorrow night, Mount was drawn on his talents being recognised on a global scale.

‘It was special,’ the midfielder explained.

‘To see that and be alongside them names, it’s obviously a dream. For all the years that you work hard and dedicate, to see something like that it shows that everything pays off and it’s just the start. It doesn’t stop now.’

When pressed directly on his chances of actually upsetting the established order to secure the accolade in November, though, Mount was keen to play down such a possibility:

‘I doubt it, but you never know.’

‘The most important thing for me is that I keep trying to hit the levels that I’ve set before and go even further. That’s always been my mentality and hopefully that continues.’

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This article was edited by Ben Browning.

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