Former Chelsea assistant manager, Jody Morris, has named Mason Mount as the Blues player that is still not properly appreciated at Stamford Bridge.
Morris stated this ahead of Chelsea’s home Premier League clash with Manchester United on Sunday.
The 42-year-old, who was Frank Lampard’s former assistant, helped oversee the development of many of Chelsea’s youngsters such as Reece James, Calum Hudson-Odoi, Trevor Chalobah and Mason Mount, who are playing a key role in Thomas Tuchel’s squad this season.
“It helped ‘Mase’ having a good mum and dad, who committed to not only him being a good player but being a good kid,” Morris told The Times.
“Mason was always hungry. He’s a thinking player. When you give him something tactically, you would never have to repeat it with him. It’s why all the managers love having him in the team.
“I don’t think Mase is properly appreciated. With people that understand football, he’s properly appreciated, but I do read nonsense about him.
“He’s never been 100 percent brilliant in every game, but he knows it and works on it.
“I remember having meetings with him after he hadn’t played great and he would tell me what he had not done right. I would say, ‘So what are you going to do about it?’ He knew. ‘I have watched it back already,’ he would say.”
Meanwhile, Mount was included in the 30-man Ballon d’Or nominees shortlisted recently.