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Mason Mount after Chelsea draw with Southampton: 'We need to be winning these games.'

Updated: Feb 25, 2021

  • Mason Mount bemoans Chelsea's final third display against the Saints.

  • The Blues dominated the match against Southampton but failed to seal a win.

Mason Mount hits the target form the penalty spot at the St Mary's stadium. [Getty]
Mason Mount hits the target form the penalty spot at the St. Mary's stadium. [Getty]

FT: Southampton 1-1 Chelsea.

Chelsea midfield ace Mason Mount says the Blues created enough chances but were poor in the final third as they played out a 1-1 draw with Southampton at the StMary’s stadium.

Takumi Minamino, who sealed a loan move from Liverpool during the winter transfer window, broke the deadlock in the 33rd minute as he finished off Nathan Redmond’s pass in style.

But the Blues responded in the second half through Mason Mount, who found the target from the penalty spot after he was brought down by Danny Ings.

Despite Chelsea dominating the majority of the game, they didn’t have enough quality in the final third to seal a win on Saturday afternoon.

And, after the draw, England international Mount said the Blues need to look at what went wrong.

He told BT Sport: "We had a lot of control in the first half. We spoke at half-time. We didn't create enough in the final third. It was poor.

"They had one chance and scored, they caught us off guard."

On growing up a Portsmouth fan and scoring against Southampton, he said: "It means a little bit more to me. But the most important thing was to get the win.

"We need to win these games if we want to be up there. We need to look at what went wrong.

"I was next on penalty duty. I was always confident."

On working with new manager Thomas Tuchel, the Chelsea goalscorer replied: "I'm enjoying it. We need to keep winning and keep pushing for results."

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