Mason Mount's goal celebration is inspired by the anime cartoons Zoumba watches.
Scoring the only goal of theChelsea
match in the last minutes of the first half,Mason Mount
explains the idea behind the way he celebrated his goal.
Right after he found the net, he ran toward the edge of the pitch and looked directly into the camera, and made a gesture while moving his body.
He talked about this on Chelsea'sofficial website
and said thatZoumba
was the reason why this gesture was made:
“Me and Chilly always sit together behind Zouma on the plane when we travel away for the Champions League and stuff.
“He’s always watching cartoons like anime so we usually watch from behind and laugh at him.
“We said if one of us scored, we’d do it so that was the reason behind it and obviously it’s one for Kurt as well.”
Chelsea managed to produce many chances in this Premier League competition match but they were mostly failed.Timo Werner
's goal was considered offside after VAR.
Mount talked about the process of the match. He said:
"When I got the ball, I thought I was in a bit of space and I could go at Fabinho, even though Trent [Alexander-Arnold] was maybe coming back as well.
“When I got into the box, I knew I was one-on-one so I just tried to get a yard, get it on to my right foot and then when you’re inside the box, you can open up the goal a bit. That was my idea.
“I tried to execute it and it went into the far corner. It was a massive goal for us and a massive win as well.”
being unbeaten since the start of his work at Chelsea, the competition to step into the top four remains tight for the English clubs.