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Chelsea youngster Mason Mount played in his first London derby against Tottenham, as games against Tottenham are among Chelsea’s biggest games of the season.
Mount gave his all as Chelsea got a massive 2-0 win over Spurs away from home, in what has been hailed as one of Chelsea’s best games of the season.
Mount has revealed that he understands the importance of derby games having been at the academy since he was a kid.
He told the official Chelsea website: “I’ve known what it’s all about from a young age.
“Going away to Spurs’ training ground at seven or eight years old, it was always a massive game so all of us young boys and the experienced guys as well knew that it was the same today. We knew we had to get the three points to stay in the top four and we came here with confidence to show what we can do.
“Derbies are about fight so straight from the beginning we knew we had to fight, win our battles and then the goals would come. It was a brilliant all-round performance but we knew we had it in us.
“We came here to a tough stadium after a couple of bad performances from our part and we dominated throughout the game so it’s a massive achievement for the manager and the whole group.
“Our reaction from the last game was key. Frank spoke after saying we didn’t show enough balls in trying to get on the ball and play so to come here and do that was a big opportunity for us to show everyone that we’re not a team that’s going to get pushed over easily and we do have that fight within us.”