Mason Mount insisted Chelsea’s job of overcoming Porto is just half accomplished after the Blues produced a powerful show to win their Champions League quarter-final first leg 2-0.
Mount’s masterful strike within the first half and Ben Chilwell’s late end handed Chelsea a high quality victory over their Portuguese opponents in Seville.
The England playmaker, who has loved a incredible marketing campaign each for membership and nation, latched onto Jorginho’s angled ball, spun away from the quilt and slotted into the nook in a uncommon second of pure high quality in Spain.
And Chilwell sealed the factors when he nipped on to a unfastened ball earlier than rounding Agustin Marchesin and tapping into the empty web to place the Blues in management on the tie’s midway level.
Goalscorer Mount was delighted with the win, however warned that the job was solely half accomplished.
He informed BT Sport: “We knew it was going to be a troublesome recreation. Coming into the sport, we knew how onerous to play towards them it’s and that we wouldn’t have many probabilities, however we saved going.
“We clearly received the objective first half after which late on within the second, and that clearly secured win. However that’s solely half the tie, we’ve nonetheless received the second leg to go.”
Tuchel hailed ‘key participant’ Mount for taking his profession to the subsequent stage together with his beautiful strike .
He mentioned: “The primary objective was crucial for us. We had been a bit too tense, not exact sufficient and we had lacked a little bit of rhythm.
“The end was medical, it was glorious from Mason. He has the standard to do that, and in a quarter-final it’s a huge step for him and a giant, huge assist for the crew.
“Mason has the fitting mentality and the fitting angle in the direction of coaching and video games. And he has the fitting angle in the direction of success. He’s received each ft on the bottom, and he’s open sufficient and hungry to be taught.
“It’s very troublesome for me to check him to completely different gamers in several positions, and completely different gamers in the identical place from completely different golf equipment. However Mason is an important participant for us. A key participant for us.”