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‘Mount has proved qualified’ – Lampard pleased with the midfielder

Wed 25 November 2020 | 9:51

The 21-year-old has carried out an impressive assist, which led to an opening goal by Callum Hudson-Odoi.

The Blues’ head coach, Frank Lampard, was delighted with the young player as he played a significant role in escaping the Champions League’s elimination phase to the next Round.

Chelsea

have booked themselves a spot by beating

Rennes

on Tuesday in Group E. Chelsea led the game early doors, with the host pulling a draw through the end. However, Chelsea forward,

Olivier Giroud

, scored a winning point for his team in the stoppages and brought a victory for the Blues.

Lampard

’s assist was of crucial role in the opening goal.

"

I'm really pleased. With Mason there's been a lot of talk and any negative talk just needs to go away,

" the manager explained.

He added: "

I've been lucky enough to be closer to him and what he did at Derby last season has been outstanding.

"I'm not going to undermine the quality he has and when we have two No.8s he's got all the qualities - I think he can get more goals and assists. The pass for Callum Hudson Odoi's goal was top class. You saw Kai [Havertz] coming on too, we need to keep that competition.

"I actually don't speak to [Mount] too much. We have a good relationship, not as close as some think. He knows I'm here if he needs any guidance but it's the social media world, in the modern-day world we all have opinions and want different things from players.

"It should only be what I think, the players think and proper Chelsea fans think of him. The conversation just needs to move on, there's nothing to make of it

."

Lampard statements on Hudson-Odoi: "

I'm happy. I knew he'd had a couple of good performances last week for [England] Under-21s and I know he wants more minutes.

"It's not cut and dry, he's still developing and he came off the back of a really bad injury.

"There's loads of great things about Callum and things he can improve, he's a big player f

o<em>

r Chelsea and got a big future for Chelsea. His all-round performance was great tonight

."


source: SportMob