The Chelsea legend has revealed that he wants the 23-year-old English international to succeed Cesar Azpilicueta when he leaves.
The Spanish defender’s contract is due to expire this summer with Barcelona as the main destination for the 32 years old.
Azpilicueta has enjoyed such an illustrious career with Chelsea winning 9 trophies including the Champions League and the FIFA Club world cup.
As the Spaniard draws the curtains on his career at Chelsea, Jorginho is expected to pick the captain’s hand band but John Terry thinks otherwise.
According to Terry, the Chelsea academy graduate, Mason Mount has what it takes to be Chelsea’s next captain.
Mount has risen through the ranks at Chelsea, winning the FA Youth Cup and UEFA Youth League with the U18 of Chelsea. He won Chelsea Academy Player of the Year in 2017. he made his competitive debut on 11 August 2019 in a 0–4 away defeat to Manchester United in the Premier League. Since his debut, the English International has become one of the important players for Thomas Tuchel’s side.
Speaking on Azpilicueta’s tenure as Chelsea captain John Terry said:
‘He does it differently. His performances first and foremost have to speak for themselves, and they certainly do that.
‘When your captain it’s important that you are a consistent performer, week in and week out. You give a solid seven or eight out of 10 every week. He does that for the group.
‘And again, he is that example for everyone else to follow. I love what he does but I think the progression from that would probably lead itself to Mason for me.
‘I think Mason can go on and I think he’s capable of grabbing the game by the scruff of the neck if we need to.
‘The Chelsea fans relate to him. He is Chelsea through and through. His family is as well. I would personally love to see Mason take it.’