Frank Lampard lauded for his role in Mason Mount’s success at Chelsea.
The England international has been a crucial figure in Chelsea’s squad this season and was instrumental in winning the Champions League trophy.
He was earlier criticised by many on why Lampard was playing him so much on the pitch.
Former Blues manager Jose Mourinho believes Mount should forever be indebted to Lampard for his continuos aid.
“I have to be honest, I watched him two seasons ago in his first [Premier League] match, Manchester United against Chelsea at Old Trafford, and I saw the talent but I didn’t see maturity or consistency,’ he revealed in an interview with The Times.
“I put a little bit of a question mark over how long this boy would need to develop and become a complete player. He didn’t need long.
“I think he has to thank Frank because even with results not being wonderful he was always keeping faith in that kid. He gave him incredible conditions to develop.
“I believe he is an attack-minded player, a creative player, but he has the tactical discipline. Mount is a team player.
“We see him now with [Thomas] Tuchel coming from the sides, when with Frank he was more of a No. 10. When they play with a back five he can be the third attacking player or the third midfield player.
“I think he is very, very intelligent on the pitch. From what I see, he has a very good understanding of the game.
“He has goals, which is an important thing for a midfield player. I like him very much.”