Mason Mount says Chelsea were able to show their ‘balls’ after ending the club’s poor run of form with a 2-0 victory at London rivals Tottenham this weekend.
Frank Lampard’s young side brought a run of four defeats in five games to an end with an impressive derby victory at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Willian’s first-half double putting the Blues in control and ensuring the club’s push for a top-four finish continued.
Mount admits the club’s recent performances have not been good enough, but expressed his delight after seeing Chelsea‘s inexperienced side silence their doubters with a strong showing against their city rivals.
“After the four defeats in five games, people were doubting us. Us young players are going to get asked questions.
“We knew today could be the turning point. We knew the last four games wasn’t good enough, the performances weren’t good enough, so to come here in a derby was kind of the perfect game to show our mentality and show our fight and our desire and belief.
“That reaction was key. We spoke after the last game that we didn’t have enough ‘balls’. We wanted to get on the ball and play.
“To come here and do that – it was a good opportunity to show it. We’re not a team that will get pushed over easy and we have that fight within us and we showed that today.”
Chelsea will hope to continue their momentum from last weekend’s victory when they host struggling Southampton at Stamford Bridge on Boxing Day.