West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice has hailed Mason Mount as “unbelievable” after his goal helped Chelsea to victory in the Champions League quarter-final first leg against Porto.
Mount opened the scoring in Seville to help put Chelsea in charge of the tie, with Ben Chilwell adding a second goal late on to seal a 2-0 win for Thomas Tuchel’s side, boosting their chances of reaching the last four of the competition.
For Mount, it was an eighth goal of the season for the Blues and he has now scored 11 goals in 51 appearances for club and country this campaign.
Rice, who played alongside Mount in Chelsea’s academy before being released and subsequently joining West Ham, has taken to social media to hail his best friend in football.
Responding to a post by SportBible praising Mount, Rice simply responded with one word: “Unbelievable.”
Declan Rice responded to a post about Mason Mount and Chelsea
Rice, who has been strongly linked with a move to Chelsea in recent transfer windows, was not the only person to sing Mount’s praises after the victory, with Tuchel also full of praise for the 22-year-old, who has established himself as a key man for club and country.
Speaking after the game, Tuchel said: “He is a young player from our academy a very important player for our squad at a young age. I can only repeat that he has the right mentality and attitude towards training and games. He has the right attitude towards success. He has both feet on the ground, is open and hungry to learn.
“It is very difficult for me to compare players in different positions and even in the same positions. There are different roles and players have different tasks. So I am not the right guy to judge who is the best and second best.
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“Mason [Mount] is an important and key player for us and I am happy he fits into this role at a young age. It is…