Frank Lampard has explained why he has stuck with Mason Mount for all his matches this season.
The young English midfielder has started all games for Chelsea this season. Now his boss Frank Lampard has explained the reason behind the decision.
“There’s a fascination with Mason, he’s homegrown and he’s a young player who’s got regularly into the team,” Lampard told reporters on Zoom ahead of Saturday’s home match against Crystal Palace.
“I sometimes understand that when you are homegrown and a young player there can be elements of people who look at that and ask questions as to why he’s been playing so many games. You know that better than anyone.
“I do understand the situation. What will overcome everything is Mason’s talent and attitude.”
Lampard also explained why he is not alone in trusting Mount.
“He’s been picked regularly in the England squad because I know Gareth Southgate and Steve Holland have absolute respect for how he comes and trains and performs for them. The last England game they played, he came on and injected a lot into the performance in 30 minutes, which he’s done for us many a time.”