Rio Ferdinand has suggested that it is now down to Mason Mount’s Chelsea team-mates to help him add more goals to his growing tally.
The attacking-midfielder netted his first UEFA Champions League goal of his career on Wednesday evening to help Chelsea defeat Portuguese outfit FC Porto 2-0 in the first-leg of their quarter-final showdown in Spain.
Mount netted the only goal of the first half before Chelsea secured a vital second away goal through left-back Ben Chilwell with just five minutes remaining, meaning the Blues are in the driving seat to reach the semi-finals ahead of next Tuesday evening’s return-leg at Stamford Bridge.
Mount’s opener came as a result of him being picked out by a sumptuous pass from Italian ace Jorginho, turning brilliantly and burying a low shot into the far bottom corner.
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It was Jorginho’s vision that made the goal, but Ferdinand also waxed lyrical about Mount’s movement to put himself in the position to latch onto his team-mate’s pass.
Having produced such a lovely turn of movement for the goal, former Manchester United man Ferdinand wants to see Mount starting to get picked out more by his team-mates with similar passes.
“What I like about him is his movement off the ball to get on the ball,” Ferdinand told BT Sport after the full-time whistle.
“I think once the other players start realising that he makes movement to get beyond the defenders and start playing that ball, a little bit longer than a ten yard pass to feet, he’ll get even more opportunities in front of goal.”
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