Mason Mount hits back at Toni Kroos over Chelsea jibe.
Chelsea player Mason Mount has jabbed fun at Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos over the German’s assertion that he did not lose sleep over the idea of playing Chelsea in the Champions League semi-final.
The Blues were by far the better team in both legs, especially the second, in which Mount got the second goal to send Chelsea to Istanbul for a meeting with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in the final.
Going into this game, Kroos appeared to hint he was not afraid of Chelsea. When asked whether he was bothered about facing anyone in the Blues squad, he said (via Nizaar Kinsella): “In my 15 years playing football, I never lost sleep.”
Well, after celebrating his ninth goal of the season, Mount asked Kroos to rethink his stand a little bit.
“I saw one of their players say before that he doesn’t lose sleep over individuals,” Mount told CBS Sports. “But as a team, they need to lose sleep over us as a team. We give so much, we defend for our lives.
“You saw that in not many chances that we gave away. We are solid and we need to keep that going.”
In a different interview with BT Sport, Mount admitted Chelsea are riding an immense high under Tuchel and that confidence was clear in their play.
“We should’ve probably had about five,” he said. “But the most important thing is we won. We want to go into every game-winning it.
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