Graham Potter: I don’t know why people do criticise him because to me he is an exceptional Talented youngster, I’m so happy to have him in my team

Mason Mount scored twice for Chelsea in their Super Sunday victory over Aston Villa last weekend; the England midfielder had previously received criticism over his goal and assist output; Graham Potter has defended Mount, branding criticism of the midfielder as “strange”

head coach Graham Potter, right, hugs Mason Mount
Chelsea manager Graham Potter admits he cannot understand why there is “mixed opinion” about Mason Mount and says criticism of the England midfielder is “strange”.

Mount scored twice for Chelsea in their Super Sunday victory over Aston Villa at the weekend and is set to be a key player for Gareth Southgate’s England at next month’s World Cup.

The 23-year-old had previously received critics, especially over his lack of goal or assist output in recent months, but Potter has defended the midfielder’s form and attitude.

“It’s a joy – he’s a fantastic person,” said Potter when asked about what it is like to work with Mount. “He loves to play football and loves the club.

“It’s surprising that I get questions on mixed opinion about Mason. I find that strange, especially from the outside and then when you work with him you see he’s got everything you need to be a top, top player.

 

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