|Desc||The Chelsea loanee is one of the biggest success stories from Lampard’s first season at Derby, scoring nine goals and four assists from midfield in the Championship|
|Org||England National Team|
|Club as Player||Chelsea FC|
2019 05 22 Retrieve
[Quotes on Frank Lampard the manager] Being a Chelsea midfielder, I would always watch him and try to take things from his game. This season he’s taught me a lot about timing my movements into the penalty area and getting into the right positions, as well as pressing when we don’t have the ball
[On Lampard’s assistant, Jody Morris, Mount added] He’s been a massive influence on my career. He was my manager when I first played for Chelsea’s Under-18s. We won two FA Cup Youth Cups and he made me captain for the second. I owe him a lot and it’s great to work with him
2019 11 30 Retrieve
[Mason Mount talks about scaring childhood friend Declan Rice while on holiday] We were on the boat for the day, relaxing in Dubai. It was so hot. He was so red, like a tomato. He had to go inside so I thought I would chill for a bit. He’s snoring away, so I went over, obviously this quite scared him, and as soon as it happened I realised this video was the best video I’m ever going to have
2020 03 09 Retrieve
[Mason Mount does not expect Billy Gilmour to struggle in the spotlight] He is very grounded. He has got a very, very good family around him and he is a very screwed-on boy so that won’t get to him at all. I won’t let it get to him as well, I’ll keep him grounded! No, he’ll be fine. I’m not surprised [by his performances]. I know what he is as a player, as a boy. I am very close to him so I know what character he has. I had no doubts about him coming in, stepping up and performing like the way he has in the last two games. I have massive confidence in him and he shows it when he comes out onto the pitch. The young players coming through, they are going to have these challenges. It is obviously a big achievement to make it into the first team, to start a game at home at Stamford Bridge. The way my debut went here was very good. I scored but Billy has stepped up and done brilliantly. He’s come into the team, been dominant, been confident on the ball and that’s what you want.
2020 04 06 Retrieve
[Mason Mount relishing arrival of ‘world class’ Ziyech despite added competition at Chelsea] So two years ago I was in Holland on loan so I knew a bit about him then and obviously how good of a player he is. So obviously it’s another amazing, world-class player joining the club. So yeah buzzing to work with him, train with him and hopefully play with him
[Asked on what he is doing during lockdown] It’s been difficult just staying inside, it’s just a complete change of routine, but I think it’s just the best thing to do, just avoid going out as much as you can, because I think everyone just wants to get this over and done with, back to normal routine, normal football on the weekends
2020 04 08 Retrieve
[Mason Mount: How midfielder ended Chelsea’s long wait for homegrown star] I’m staying at Chelsea. I’ve been here since I was six; it’s my club. I will play first-team football here.
2020 04 17 Retrieve
[What Chelsea star Mason Mount regularly does with Frank Lampard after training] I have found recently that I have been trying too hard to score and kind of snatching at shots and trying to take shot when off-balance and stuff. When you are so focused on scoring and thinking I need to score then you do that.
It does happen that you start snatching at it. You don’t take your time and focus on your technique enough. I had looked at my game and where I have been going wrong recently and to aim to stay calm and not to try to look for it as much as I have been
It just happened. It just happened. I took a touch and turned and finished. It wasn’t me kind of thinking about it too much
[Lampard] has been talking to me about getting into positions. I think I took a shot against Bournemouth from kind of an impossible angle where I was just trying to score a worldy when it wasn’t on. We spoke about that.
More just me personally looking at my game, speaking to my dad as well. I think about games like the Bayern game where I snatched a chance with my left foot where it hasn’t been on.
I just wanted to score so much and then it is something where you don’t have to try so much. It just comes at the right time and it did today
2020 04 19 Retrieve
[Mount’s father Tony has revealed in the recent past] Mason and Declan are best friends. They always have been and still are now. They talk to each other all the time. When Declan got released at 14, we were all devastated. Debbie [Mount’s mother] was in tears and Mason was gobsmacked
2020 05 05 Retrieve
[How Chelsea built the best youth teams since the Busby Babes] It was a tough decision [to join Chelsea] because you have to travel a lot but the best decision because the competition with the boys is so much higher. I have to thank all the coaches in the academy from the beginning. Bob Osborne, Frank O’Brien, Micky Bill, Joe Edwards, Jody Morris, Adi Viveash. All the coaches in the academy and I think I missed a few, but they all give you different things, and you learn different things off them
2020 05 07 Retrieve
[Mason Mount would certainly like to be reunited with Declan Rice] He got released at 14, so that was a big blow for me because he was a close friend of mine. But we have always kept in contact now and speak to each other almost every day. It’s great when you see how he is doing, how he has bounced back from being released. I am so proud of him. We would always speak to each other about maybe playing with each other again. He was playing for Ireland initially, so it didn’t really look like a possibility, but now he has chosen to play for England and I was buzzing with his decision. Now, we will see what happens in the future if we can play with each other again…
2020 06 08 Retrieve
[Mason Mount says Chelsea are raring to go for the resumption of Premier League football] It’s very exciting. It’s something we’ve all been waiting for a long time, to get back playing when the time was right, so we are all excited. To get the games back is great and it’s something we all wanted if it was possible. We all love playing games and representing Chelsea in the Premier League and we are all looking forward to getting started again. It’s been a long time since we played and the two months we had away in lockdown certainly seemed like such an age! So it’s been great to be able to get back out on the pitch at Cobham and do what we love. I think I speak on behalf of all the boys when I say we had to ensure we stayed fit during the lockdown, ready for when we could go back to work. It was important to remain active and to be honest, I think most footballers find it difficult to stay too far away from a football. I know I’ve been kicking one around my house all the time! Training has been great, and the boys are looking sharp. I think at the start, having been away for so long, there was a little rustiness to shake off but we are back to normal now and raring to go again
2020 06 12 Retrieve
[Chelsea’s Mason Mount says he has grown on and off pitch this season] There’s been ups and downs, but the main thing for me coming out of this season is how much I’ve learnt and grown as a player, on and off the pitch. Also how much I’ve learnt playing against some of the best players in the world. It’s my first season in the Premier League and, as a boy, I dreamt of playing in the Premier League. For me to have my first season, make loads of debuts and score some goals has meant so much to me
2020 06 12b Retrieve
[Mount out to emulate Lampard as Chelsea playmaker targets goals and trophies] I’m very lucky to have worked with Lampard at both Derby and then at Chelsea this season. The manager has been great with me. He’s always giving me little bits of advice and he’s just been encouraging me to keep learning and to keep growing as a player. I’ve loved every minute of this season so far and hopefully we can come back and end it on a high now. I’d love to add more goals to my game, like Frank did when he played for Chelsea. If I could make even half of his goals then I’d be very happy! He was so dominant as a goalscoring midfielder. I’d also like to be successful like him in terms of trophies won. As young players coming through, you dream of lifting silverware and that’s no different to this team. We want to win trophies and having seen the Chelsea team when Lampard was playing, that’s something we can aspire to