Mount challenges Chelsea to ‘achieve greatness’ in CL final

James Holland
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Mason Mount has urged Chelsea to ‘achieve greatness’ by beating favourites Manchester City in the Champions League final.

On Wednesday, the Englishman scored as his team overcame Real Madrid 2-0 to reach Europe’s biggest match.

They swept past a weary, tired-looking Real with a brilliant attacking performance.

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The Blues can now win their first Champions League trophy since 2012, when the likes of Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard helped them to beat Bayern Munich in the final.

Speaking after the semi-final victory, Mount said: “We are in the Champions League final and we have got to finish it off.

“We need to keep going and we can achieve greatness.

“It was a big two games to push through and beat this team, one of the best in the world, and we’ve done it.

“Now we need to do it again.

“It’s not over, there’s one more game left.

“We are going to give it everything. We are going into it with full confidence, like we have with this whole road getting there.”

Timo Werner headed his team in front, before Mount made it two in the 85th minute after being found by a Christian Pulisic cross.

Chelsea have been impressive since Thomas Tuchel became boss in late January.

They’ve also reached the FA Cup final and are firmly in the top-four race.

When asked about their team spirit, Mount continued: “It’s hard to put into words but it was a great performance.

“It was a tough, tough game. We were brilliant.

“We worked hard, and we should have probably had about five!

“I should have had one 20 minutes before I scored, but the most important thing is we won.

“At 1-0 it didn’t matter because if they scored they were back in the game and we were going to extra-time.

“To get that one late on, you could see from the celebrations it was a massive goal for us. It gave us some breathing space.

“As a team we give it everything. We are all just pushing, we are so close as a family, we get around each other.

“As a team we are so tight and we give each other that extra yard when someone is tired.

“We know what we can do, we know the group we have.”

In the mean time, Mount and co will turn their attention to the Premier League. They face Pep Guardiola’s City on Saturday at 17:30.