Mason Mount has opened up on how he felt when Thomas Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard as Chelsea head coach.
The midfielder captained the Blues for the first time in an FA Cup fourth-round win over Luton Town last month, and that turned out to be Lampard’s final game in charge as he was sacked less than 24 hours later.
And it wasn’t long before Tuchel was announced as the new Chelsea boss.
Having become a regular for the Blues under Lampard since returning from a loan spell at Derby County, Mount was obviously affected by the decision and has revealed how his first conversation with Tuchel went.
“I’ve never experienced a managerial change in my career so it was different,” Mount told the Daily Mail. “I’ve seen it from afar, in the academy. But you don’t really know what it feels like until you’re in it.
“It’s very difficult. You know what I’m like, I want to play every single game. But, with the new manager coming in, I understood that he went for experience [against Wolves]. We had a chat and I understood what his view was and that really helped me moving on.
“I knew I just had to keep working hard and show him what I can do.
“Obviously now I have played or started mostly every game. He just said: ‘Keep working hard, I’ve seen you only for one session and I’m very happy so don’t let your head drop’.
“And that’s something I wouldn’t do anyway.
“I’m always someone who wants to strive to prove someone wrong or show something that maybe they haven’t seen.”
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