Lionel Messi’s prediction has now come true

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When Lionel Messi hailed Chelsea midfielder as one with a potential to be the best, not many believed in his predictions, and to some ‘he was just Frank Lampard’s son’.

Mount’s game has further developed, and he’s now one of the best players not only in Chelsea, but the Premier League as well.

Messi had spoken highly of Mason Mount last season, as he said: “[He] would have relished facing the inevitable jeers had supporters been allowed in at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night and used it to play even better.”

The 22-year-old has played a key role in Chelsea’s success under Thomas Tuchel this season, and has improved a whole lot since Messi made that statement.

Mount has played a huge role to help Chelsea reach the FA Cup final and Champions League semi-final, and Messi’s prediction has now come to pass. As a matter of fact, we are yet to see how far Mount will go as he has a lot of potential to be better than he currently is.

Chelsea legend Ashley Cole has now hailed Mount as one of the most important players in the Chelsea team.

“He’s a humble boy, a Chelsea fan, living the dream,” Cole told Sky Sports.

“But within that he wants to work hard, he wants to improve, he wants to get better, he wants to score goals, he wants to run for his team.

“He shows that enthusiasm day in, day out. I think that’s what makes him, for me, one of the top players in world football right now, definitely in the Premier League. ‘Of course, he’s vital for Chelsea.”

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