Mason Mount’s firm finish with five minutes left put Chelsea's Champions League semi-final tie against Real Madrid beyond any doubt.
Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount has backed his teammates to maintain the same confidence in the final of the ongoing edition of the UEFA Champions League against Manchester City. The English giants recorded a 2-0 win in the second leg of the Champions League semi-finals against Real Madrid, with Mount smashing in the winner with five minutes left. The goal left Chelsea’s hopes of reaching the final beyond any doubt, sparking a wave of celebrations.
“It’s hard to put into words but it was a great performance,” said the 22-year-old midfielder as quoted by the official website of the London-based club,
Mount had the final say when he converted Christian Pulisic’s delivery to spark pandemonium in one corner of Stamford Bridge.
“It was a tough, tough game. We were brilliant. We worked hard, and we should have probably had about five! I should have had one 20 minutes before I scored, but the most important thing is we won,” said the English midfielder.
“At 1-0, it didn’t matter because if they scored they were back in the game and we were going to extra-time. To get that one late on, you could see from the celebrations it was a massive goal for us. It gave us some breathing space,” he added.
The Blues progressed 3-1 comfortably on aggregate, with Mount expressing his excitement considering the showdown against Manchester City.
“As a team, we give it everything. We are all just pushing, we are so close as a family, we get around each other. As a team we are so tight, and we give each other that extra yard when someone is tired. We know what we can do, we know the group we have,” stated Mount.
“We are in the Champions League final and we have got to finish it off. It was a big two games to push through and beat this team, one of the best in the world, and we’ve done it. Now we need to do it again. It’s not over, there’s one more game left,” he added.
The 22-year-old reassured the fans that the players would be giving their everything on the field.
“We need to keep going and we can achieve greatness. We are going to give it everything. We are going into it with full confidence, like we have with this whole road getting there,” concluded Mount.