Mason Mount has recently been speaking about his debut campaign in a Chelsea shirt.
Mount’s breakthrough year
Mount, now 21, is one of a number of Chelsea youngsters to have benefitted from the arrival of Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge.
Mount had spent the previous campaign plying his trade on loan in the Championship with Derby County, the side whom Lampard was managing at the time.
And the now-Chelsea boss clearly liked what he saw from the England international, as Mount has been handed a prominent role for the capital outfit this term.
In fact, despite the midfielder having had zero top-flight experience to his name before 2019/20, Lampard has called on Mount a staggering 51 times already this season.
Mount assesses his 2019/20 with Chelsea
Mount has understandably endured a couple of up and down patches over the course of the campaign, with his goal contributions having dried up for weeks at a time.
But the youngster’s ability remained clear throughout, with his game about so much more than just goals and assists.
And now, ahead of the 2019/20 FA Cup final, in which Mount’s Chelsea are set to take on Arsenal, the midfielder has been speaking about his debut season as a Blue.
During an interview with The Guardian, Mount was asked to rate his season out of ten, to which he responded:
“It’s difficult. But because I have got seven goals I will give myself seven out of 10. I’m a big self-critic and I know there is room for improvement.”
“It’s gone well. I always speak to my dad before a season starts and we set goals and one of those was 10 goals. Dad’s very hard on me and is my biggest critic, so 10 is always going to be the target. He has said that my whole life. If you are averaging 10 goals as a midfielder you are having a good season.”
This article was edited by Conor Laird.