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Gary Lineker and Thomas Tuchel both shre the same views on Chelsea star Mason Mount.
The 22-year-old was a favourite under former head coach Frank Lampard and might have feared his playtime was about to be reduced after he was left out of Tuchel’s first game in charge.
However, he returned to the lineup for the German boss’ second game, impressing as Blues pulled off a 2-0 win over Burnley at Stamford Bridge.
“What I’ve seen from the outside and what I’ve seen on the inside, he is 100% all the time,” Tuchel said in his pre-match press conference ahead of the Tottenham clash.
“He cares a lot about Chelsea, he cares a lot about his teammates, he is leaving his heart on the pitch. If you train with Mason, if you play with Mason, you can be sure he gives 100% every minute and this is the best level to grow. It’s the best situation to start and the best situation to become a top, top player.
“He has everything needed to reach higher and higher levels. I don’t know where his limits are but right now we will push him and support him.
“The most important thing is that it comes from inside of him. What makes me very happy is he is a nice guy, a totally open guy. He has a positive aura and energy in the dressing room and it’s a real pleasure to work with the whole team and Mason.”
Former Spurs striker Lineker also praised the midfielder.
He said: “For all their signings and money spent, for me, he’s their best player. Great technically, fantastic energy and work rate, really consistent, can play in multiple positions and scores goals.”
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