Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount has expressed his excitement for a new era at Stamford Bridge under boss Todd Boley.
Los Angeles Dodgers owner Boley is now in charge of the west London club after a tumultuous few months at Stamford Bridge. The American billionaire has made several changes to the club’s management.
The Blues have yet to sign any new players this summer. However, academy graduate and current first-team star Mount claims his team-mates are delighted to see what heights the club will reach under the new regime. The 23-year-old told the Evening Standard:
“It’s a new era, so we’re all very excited and whenever a new season comes, you’re excited about what’s possible. I can’t wait to see what happens.”
Mount made 53 appearances for the Blues last season, reaching the domestic cup final, the Champions League quarter-finals and the Club World Cup.
The England international has scored 13 goals and provided 16 assists throughout the season. The England playmaker ended up being his team’s top scorer in the Premier League.
Chelsea star still ‘bragged’ by his place in the game
At a fundraiser, Mount, who sold his merch to raise money for children’s charity “Fight for Short Lives”, described every time he saw young supporters wearing Chelsea shirts with his name on it , the buzz he got.
“I always say life is more important than football. My family and I are still shocked when people visit Stamford Bridge wearing shirts with our names on it, and so is the merchandise here.”
The British went on to add:
“I love what I do in football, but it’s also a huge passion. I’ve seen the work they’ve done, visited the hospice and spent a long time talking about what I can do. Hope Events like today help. When you can put a smile on your child’s face or create a memory, you should. It’s something I want to do to the best of my ability.”
The upcoming campaign is a big deal for Mount as he aims to secure a place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The star is currently in poor form with the Three Lions, failing to score in his previous 15 international appearances.