The 23-year-old England international was named the Man of the Match in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Aston Villa after scoring a brace.
The goal was Mason Mount’s first goal of the season and first in the Premier League this season. Mount had to wait until 11 Premier League games and 13 appearances this season to score. But he has yet to score in the Champions League this season. He now has scored two goals and five assists in 13 appearances this season.
What did Mason Mount say after scoring his first goal of the season?
“You never want to start the season without scoring for that long, but it happened to me last season, so I know how to deal with it,” The Chelsea midfielder said after scoring his first goal of the season.
“I don’t want it to happen, but it doesn’t bother me too much. I’m mentally strong, I’m stuck at it, and eventually, in my head, I’m thinking they’re going to come.
“Last season when I scored my first goal I got two others in the game, and now I’ve got two. It was an enjoyable one. And the most important thing is that as a team we’ve been winning.”
Chelsea were not the best version of themselves but managed to beat Aston Villa by 2-0.
Mount added: “We know we can do better, but we stuck it out, dug in, and got the win. The gaffer says a lot we have got to suffer in games sometimes. We did that.
“We know as players in the game we’re not going to have the ball for the whole game. We are playing against top opposition who are going to have the ball and have chances. We have got to suffer through those times. I felt like we did that in the first half.
“The game didn’t feel right, but the most important thing was we came through and got into half-time 1-0. Then we can take a breather, speak, and see where we could change.
“We came out the second half, regrouped, and changed a few things to see how we could have more possession and create chances.
“The second half wasn’t as frantic. We had more control. They are always going to have chances – they’re at home throwing everything at us to get a goal – and these games away from home are never easy, but we came through it.”
Mason Mount also revealed how his role changed in the second after Graham Potter switched from a back four to a back five.
He continued: “We changed formation and I changed position in the first half, going into the two in midfield as a six, trying to cope with what they were bringing.
“You have to be versatile. This is my fourth year and over that period I have played loads of different positions. In the game, if you need to change, play left side, or right side, or drop into midfield and play as a false nine or 10, I need to be ready to do that. That’s the whole team, not just me. It’s a big strength of the team players can do that.”