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‘Brilliant’ Mason Mount praised by Joe Cole after showing against Atletico Madrid

‘Brilliant’ Mason Mount praised by Joe Cole after his performance against Atletico Madrid, as the former Chelsea star points out: ‘The reason footballers love him so much is because he does everything right’

Former Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole praised the ‘brilliant’ Mason Mount after the club’s 1-0 victory over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.

The young midfielder was a hard-working midfield presence for Thomas Tuchel, who bravely beat the LaLiga leaders at the Arena Națională in Bucherest.

Olivier Giroud provided a delightful signature acrobatic finish for the Londoners in a hard-fought victory, but after the game, Cole had many kind words for Mount’s performance.

Joe Cole praised the 'brilliant' Mason Mount

The young midfielder was a hard-working midfield presence

The young midfielder was a hard-working midfield presence

Joe Cole praised the ‘brilliant’ Mason Mount after Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid

He told BT Sport: ‘He’s still a young lad, you can’t always rely on him and managed for the big games, but he’s so important to the club right now.

Even if there was nothing in the game, he was the one who wanted to investigate. The reason footballers love him so much is because he does everything right, is in the right position defensively and offensively.

“He’s got a little magic too, and he was a threat. He looks like a leader and he was brilliant again tonight. ‘

Mount was a regular starter under previous manager Frank Lampard at Chelsea, with the couple’s relationship dating back to their season with Derby County in the championship.

Cole stressed that Mount could be 'an important part' of the Chelsea lineup under Thomas Tuchel

Cole stressed that Mount could be 'an important part' of the Chelsea lineup under Thomas Tuchel

Cole stressed that Mount could be ‘an important part’ of the Chelsea lineup under Thomas Tuchel

Cole stressed that Mount could be ‘such an important part’ of the Chelsea set up under the new boss, but Tuchel must take care of him and not rely on him too much.

“He needs to be taken care of because he’s such an important part of the team,” he added.

“He’s a young lad, you can’t always rely on him and he needs to be managed and in and out for the big games, but he’s so important to the club right now.”

BT Sport pundit Rio Ferdinand added: ‘You rarely see him standing still’, and Steve McManaman said: ‘He always looks very sharp’.

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