Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount explains what it’s like to play under coach Thomas Tuchel. He said Tuchel was a brilliant coach.
Tuchel got the confidence to take charge of Chelsea earlier this year. He became the new Blues tactician to replace the sacked Frank Lampard.
So far, Tuchel has been successful in managing Chelsea. He led the London club to win the Champions League last season.
After becoming European champions, Chelsea’s performance is still strong this season.
Working with Tuchel
Mount considers Tuchel a brilliant coach. Therefore, he feels very happy to play under Tuchel’s leadership.
“He’s a brilliant coach. He’s very intense in games and in training, but off the pitch he’s very relaxed, someone you can talk to and he puts his arm around you,” Mount told Sky Sports.
And that’s definitely something that keeps us on our toes and keeps us going.”
Mount further said that Tuchel brings a high standard for Chelsea.
“We have set very high standards and we always want to keep them and training is important.”
“We always look at the opponent a few days before the game, but mostly just focus on ourselves.
After the Champions League, Mason Mount is now eyeing the Premier League
Mason Mount won the Champions League with Chelsea last season. Now the English midfielder is aiming for the Premier League title.
The Blues won thanks to a single goal from Kai Havertz.
After becoming European champions, Chelsea’s performance is still strong this season. Thomas Tuchel’s team is currently at the top of the Premier League standings.
Not only that, Chelsea have also qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League. They advanced to the knock-out phase after winning 4-0 over Juventus.
Mason Mount thinks Chelsea’s season is going pretty well so far. They also want to achieve greater success this season.
“Yes the season is going well. Obviously after winning the Champions League last season we set our goals as a group and wanted to achieve big things,” Mount told Sky Sports.
“As soon as the first game came we were like ‘we have to get right back to it,’ focus on what we do best and not complicate the situation and that’s just building momentum up until now.”
Aim for the Premier League title
Mount is determined to continue the success of his team last season by eyeing the Premier League title. The title is their main target this season.
“That’s the goal, we’re working on it. We’ve won the Champions League and now the focus and the main goal is the Premier League. We still want to do well in other competitions, but the Premier League is the main thing.”
“For me personally, I want to win it. You have a campaign with the Champions League, but the Premier League is all season, tough games every week, but we are on the right track at the moment. But we have to stay focused in every game.”
Win the Premier League
Mount admits he really wants the Premier League title. However, Mount also realized that winning the title would not be easy.
“Of course. It will always be difficult with the teams we face, Man City, Man Utd, Liverpool will always be difficult games,” he continued.
“But if you look at our last seven results before the international break, they are results that if you focus and win those games you can be up there.
“So those seven games for us was a big focus, ‘don’t let our standards drop at all during that period’ and try and win as many games as possible to continue setting the bar at the top.”