Mason Mount has revealed what he told Timo Werner after the German scored the opening goal in Chelsea’s 2-0 Champions League semi-final victory over Real Madrid. The Blues are into the final after a 3-1 aggregate success.
A late goal by Mount secured the win against the La Liga outfit to set up an all-Premier League final with Manchester City.
They will face Pep Guardiola’s side in Istanbul on May 29.
Mount scored the second goal three minutes before full-time. The England midfielder, who has had a terrific campaign under Frank Lampard and now Thomas Tuchel, finished off Christian Pulisic’s cross.
Pulisic had replaced Werner with 20 minutes remaining. The impressive German scored the opening goal, heading in from close range after Kai Havertz’s effort had been parried into the crossbar by goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.
“I can’t put it into words, really, at the moment. But it was a great performance tonight, it was a tough, tough game. You know what they’re like, they’re going to come and they’re going to give it everything. I thought we were brilliant, we worked hard.
“We probably should have had about five. I should have had one about 20 minutes before I scored. The most important thing is that we won tonight. But it’s not over, there’s one more game left.
“We gave it everything. We had that desire, we wanted to win. You could see in the first-half we had a couple of opportunities where we won the ball back and could’ve countered and scored, but we didn’t take them.
“But we got the one at the end so it doesn’t matter.”
The final will be the fourth time that Chelsea have faced Man City this season. Guardiola’s side won 3-1 at Stamford Bridge in January, only a few weeks before Tuchel replaced Lampard.
But Chelsea earned revenge in last month’s FA Cup semi-final with Hakim Ziyech scoring the only goal at Wembley. The west Londoners play Leicester City in the FA Cup final two weeks prior to the Champions League showdown.
And there will be an early dress rehearsal when Man City host Tuchel’s side on Saturday.
“We’ve got them Saturday. We’ve played them three times already this season, so it’s going to be a stunning game,” Mount added.
“It’s been alright. I haven’t won nothing yet, so hopefully, we’ve got two massive cup finals and hopefully we can win.”