‘We knew we had the quality’: Mason Mount talks up Chelsea FC youngsters
Mason Mount discusses Chelsea FC's strong start to the new season under Frank Lampard
Mason Mount has insisted that he and his young team-mates were always confident that they had what it took to step up under Frank Lampard at Chelsea FC this season.
Lampard has been earning lots of praise for the way he has opted to give youth a chance to shine in his squad, with the likes of Mount and Tammy Abraham holding having been regular fixtures in the first team so far this term.
Chelsea FC have been in fine form in the Premier League in recent weeks, with Lampard’s side having won their last six games in a row in the top flight to move up into third place in the table.
Mount has been one of Chelsea FC’s star performers this season, with the England international having scored four goals and made one assist in 12 Premier League games.
The 20-year-old insists that he and his team-mates were always confident in their ability and that it is no surprise to them that they have started the season so well.
Speaking in an interview with Chelsea FC’s website, Mount said: “At the beginning of the season we knew what we had in the squad.
“We knew the quality and that the young players would be coming through and trying to make the step up to be big players in the team.
“We knew we had the quality, so we always set goals of being up near the top of the table. That was always our target. We’re doing very well at the moment, getting that momentum going, and that’s all you can ask for really.
“It means so much to us young boys to come through and have the belief and support from all the fans.
“We give all we have to win the games and to be playing well, because we want to win games for the fans. To have them behind us gives us that extra boost in games, to keep going.
“We all have so much passion for the game and to play for Chelsea. We’ve been through the Academy, we know what it’s like to step up and have that passion throughout and that drive to want to play for the badge.”
Chelsea FC will return to Premier League action after the international break when they take on Manchester City at The Etihad.