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Mason Mount Targets More Goals After Sensational Season With Chelsea

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Not a lot went wrong for Mason Mount this season as he was a key part of Chelsea’s squad who reached the top four, made the FA Cup final and secured Champions League glory in Portugal.

Those were the team efforts that made up the 2020/21 season for the England star, who is now preparing for the delayed EURO 2020 tournament with the Three Lions, but there was individual success as well.

Mount was named Chelsea’s men’s player of the season, becoming the club’s youngest winner of the individual accolade for two decades at the age of 22.

Since making his debut for Chelsea, Mount has already racked up 123 appearances for club and country, captaining the Blues twice in his fledgling career.

That said, fledgling may well be a tad unfair on Mount, who is pretty much an undroppable for Thomas Tuchel and arguably for Gareth Southgate with England as well, such has his progress been over the last two seasons.

Mount netted nine goals this season for the Blues but that doesn’t tell the whole story of his impact on the side. Take N’Golo Kante out of Chelsea’s side and they are much worse for it. The same applies to Mount.

The hysterical criticism of Mount, being “Lampard’s son” and all that other nonsense, has quickly disappeared and has gone even further into the abyss now that he is a European champion, channeling his inner Didier Drogba when he ran around the Estadio do Dragao pitch.

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But there is still an area that Mount thinks he can improve on, as detailed in an interview with Chelsea’s official website in the wake of him being announced as the club’s player of the year.

Mount said: “You have to set goals before every season and you have to really set the target high to want to achieve that,’ he adds. ‘I always want to go for 10 goals and just came short of that this season but I’ve had a lot of chances so I can’t look at it and say I’m happy with nine.

“I could and should have had way more, which is something that I’ll definitely be looking at. I was actually speaking to Joe Edwards [assistant coach] recently about looking at where on the pitch I am most productive and where I can be more productive.

“I actually score most of my goals from the middle of the box so where there are areas that I can do better, I need to look at them and see what I can improve on.

“That’s something that I always look at because I can still keep getting better and better. I can definitely score more goals, especially with the chances I get and the way we’re playing now. I can get my goals up more and obviously the assists as well.

“I just want to be better for my team-mates and for myself, to improve and keep getting better.”