Mason Mount is Chelsea’s Player of the Season and a Champions League winner. Yet the England international is not entirely happy.
The 22-year-old enjoyed a standout campaign for the Blues, one in which he thrived in a variety of positions under both Frank Lampard and Thomas Tuchel and emerged as a leader within the Blues side.
Mount often stepped up when Chelsea needed him most. There were crucial goals in Champions League victories over Porto and Real Madrid and, of course, the assist for Kai Havertz’s winner in the final.
He also struck at Anfield against Liverpool in March in the Premier League. And it shouldn’t be forgotten that in January, when Lampard was under severe pressure, it was the England international who scored the winner at Fulham.
Mount ended his second campaign in Chelsea’s first team with nine goals in all competitions. Given he spent a large part of the campaign playing as a central midfielder, that’s a respectable return.
Yet the academy graduate wants more and has already spoken to his former youth coach Joe Edwards, who is part of Tuchel’s backroom team, about how to make that happen.
You have to set goals before every season and you have to really set the target high to want to achieve that,” he told Chelsea’s website.
I always want to go for 10 goals and just came short of that this season but I’ve had a lot of chances so I can’t look at it and say I’m happy with nine.
“I could and should have had way more, which is something that I’ll definitely be looking at.
I was actually speaking to Joe Edwards [assistant coach] recently about looking at where on the pitch I am most productive and where I can be more productive.
“I actually score most of my goals from the middle of the box so where there are areas that I can do better, I need to look at them and see what I can improve on.