Mason Mount reveals what Thomas Tuchel told him before dropping him against Wolves

Mount has been a key figure under Tuchel (Picture: Getty)

Mason Mount has revealed his conversations with Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel after initially being dropped from the Chelsea coach by the German.

Mount has been one of Chelsea’s best performers this season, thriving under the new Blues boss having played an integral role in the side under previous boss Frank Lampard.

The England international was dropped from the starting XI for Tuchel’s first game in charge at Stamford Bridge however as the former PSG boss tweaked his system at home to Wolves.

‘It’s very difficult. You know what I’m like, I want to play every single game,’ Mount told the Daily Mail.

‘But, with the new manager coming in, I understood that he went for experience [against Wolves]. We had a chat and I understood what his view was and that really helped me moving on. I knew I just had to keep working hard and show him what I can do.

Mount was on the scoresheet against Southampton last weekend (Picture: Getty)

‘Obviously now I have played or started mostly every game. He just said: “Keep working hard, I’ve seen you only for one session and I’m very happy so don’t let your head drop.”

‘And that’s something I wouldn’t do anyway. I’m always someone who wants to strive to prove someone wrong or show something that maybe they haven’t seen.’

Mount has completed the full 90 in four of Chelsea’s five league outings since then but Tuchel has shown his ruthless side elsewhere in the team with Tammy Abraham and Callum Hudson-Odoi among those to have been hauled off by the manager.

Abraham has been replaced at half-time in each of his two league starts under Tuchel with Hudson-Odoi subbed off after coming on from the bench at half-time against Southampton last week.

Hudson-Odoi was back in the starting XI three days later against Atletico Madrid however with Mount praising the manager’s transparency on the training pitch, insisting he is clear in what he wants from his players.

‘He’s very passionate,’ says Mount. ‘When he came in, we had a meeting, we had training and we had one day before a game and everyone knew their role with the team.

‘It was very clear what he wanted. The players understand what a new manager wants and what his goal of playing is, what he wants off the ball, what he wants on the ball, what kind of movement. He made it very easy to understand. We’ve been learning more and more.’

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