Joe Cole hails Mason Mount’s ‘pure skill to influence a sport’ after starring function in Chelsea’s win in opposition to Porto… as Rio Ferdinand backs the midfielder to attain extra targets if his team-mates hold discovering his runs
Mount netted for the primary time ever within the competitors after a luxurious flip, flicking Jorginho‘s agency cross around the defender marking him with great improvisation earlier than driving the ball low into the underside nook.
The 16-cap England worldwide was extremely prized by boss Thomas Tuchel’s predecessor Frank Lampard, however for the reason that German got here in has made himself integral to the Blues.
Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount scored his first ever Champions League objective in opposition to Porto
It got here after a luxurious flip to flee his marker within the quarter-final on Wednesday night time
And former Chelsea midfielder Cole hailed his efficiency on BT Sport after the match.
He mentioned: ‘He is a supervisor’s dream, he has the pure skill to influence a sport.
‘He does the techniques to a ‘T’ off the ball, within the troublesome spell simply earlier than Tuchel got here in, he stood up, he’s a pacesetter.’
And former Blues midfielder Joe Cole heaped reward on Mount, hailing his ‘pure skill’
Fellow pundit Rio Ferdinand added: ‘It was a ravishing first contact from Mount. What I like about Mount is his motion off the ball and getting past defenders, he’ll get extra alternatives if gamers pick his runs.
Ex-England midfielder Glenn Hoddle additionally praised the 22-year-old: ‘He’s mature, he is aware of the right way to play totally different positions, a high quality participant. The ability for the objective, he put himself in with one contact, his subsequent contact, he drills it in.’
Subsequent up Tuchel’s facet journey to Crystal Palace on Saturday earlier than internet hosting Porto, trying to defend their two-goal lead of their quarter-final second leg on Tuesday.