Jorginho has tipped Mason Mount to become a goal machine – because hard work pays off.
Mount set Chelsea on the way to a big Champions League win over Porto with his fifth goal under Thomas Tuchel.
No other Blues player has scored more since the German took over – but team-mate Jorginho claims there is more to come from the England star.
Jorginho said: “He works for the whole team. He’s not just focused on goals for himself.
“And that means the goals will just come naturally for him because he works hard, he is always in the right position.
“He needs to keep working like that and then of course he will get a lot of goals in his career.”
Mount celebrates his goal against Porto during the week
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Mount has scored eight times this season and has already equalled his total from the last campaign.
He has also become Chelsea’s main man over the last few weeks – and Jorginho reckons the 22-year-old deserves all the credit.
The Italy midfielder said: “That progression is because he’s a humble guy, he works very hard, wants the best for the team.
“And then everything good comes back to him because he doesn’t just work for himself but he works so hard for the group and for the team.
“He works so hard for everyone and so he deserves everything he is getting now. He will grow a lot more because the progression is so big.”
Tuchel admitted after Wednesday night’s 2-0 quarter-final win that Mount’s opener eased the tension after their 5-2 humiliation by West Brom.
Mount fires home his goal against Porto
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Jorginho said: “Maybe we felt a little bit uncomfortable at the beginning of the game when they were pressing very well.
“At moments like that, you need to look at our own mistakes and learn from those mistakes on the pitch.
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