‘That’s what I’m talking about!’: Cesc Fabregas leads the praise for Mason Mount while Rio Ferdinand praises his ‘absolutely on the money’ defensive assist for Kai Havertz’s Champions League final opener.
- Mount’s excellent assist helped German forward Havertz score the first goal against City
- Former Blues game maker Fabregas praised the excellent pass on social media
- Fellow expert Ferdinand also criticized civilian defender Oleksandr Zinchenko
Cesc Fabregas praised Mason Mount’s great assist in setting up Kai Havertz ‘opening goal for Chelsea against Manchester City in the Champions League final.
Mount’s beautifully timed, defensive ball found German forward Havertz, who turned goalkeeper Ederson over and shoved into an empty goal to give Thomas Tuchel’s side the lead against City in the European showpiece in Porto on Saturday.
And fellow pundit Rio Ferdinand praised midfielder Mount’s pass for creating the goal on BT Sport at half-time.
Cesc Fabregas has led the praise of Mason Mount (center) after his pass set up Kai Havertz
The German (right) scored the opening goal of the Champions League final against Manchester City
He said, ‘The way Mason Mount flips this ball, looks at the game and just sees it.
“It’s a good run from Havertz, Mason Mount’s ball is definitely on the money, but it’s lazy defending against Zinchenko.”
And former Blues game maker Fabregas added his thoughts on social media about the stylish assist.
He tweeted: ‘What a ball !! Mason Mount, that’s what I’m talking about! ‘
Former Blues game maker Cesc Fabregas and several other accounts praised the excellent assist
Twitter account Squawka Football also contributed to the online conversation, praising Mount’s creativity in the first half.
The post read: ‘Mason Mount created more chances (3) in the first 45 minutes of the Champions League final than the entire Man City squad combined (2).
Attempted 22 steps, completed 22 steps. Oh, and the assist was perfect. ‘
Another user commented, “Mason Mount assists in the biggest game in football,” followed by an eyes emoji.