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Mason Mount hails Chelsea's togetherness after another FA Youth Cup triumph

Thursday 27 Apr 2017

Captain Mason Mount believes the tight-knit setup at Chelsea is the key to their unstoppable success in The FA Youth Cup.

Mount lifted the trophy on Wednesday night after the Blues beat Manchester City 5-1 at Stamford Bridge, sealing a 6-2 aggregate win to clinch silverware for the fourth year in a row.

Former Chelsea players Jody Morris and Eddie Newton oversaw victory from the dugout, while first-team manager Antonio Conte and captain John Terry observed from the stands.

Chelsea 6-2 Man City (agg)
  • The FA Youth Cup Final
  • Wednesday 26 April 2017
  • Stamford Bridge

That interest in the team from the very top, says Mount, is the reason the youngsters remain hungry for glory year after year.

“It’s all down to Ed and Jody. As a team we are really compact and we’re a family on the pitch,” said the England Under-19 international.

“It gives us a lot of confidence to see Antonio Conte here watching us. We are all good players who want to progress further and move up through the club.

“We’re very happy to be able to show what we can do on these big occasions.

“As a team we’re very proud. As a club it shows how dominant we are in this competition and we are all very happy.

“The first leg was very similar to last year; 1-1 without many chances, but this time in the second leg we had a lot of chances and scored plenty of them. As the game went on, we felt more dominant.

“This our home, and having all of our home fans coming out to watch us, it really does feel like home playing in this stadium.”

 

 

Callum Hudson-Odoi’s goal proved pivotal on the night, coming eight minutes after Manchester City had reduced the arrears to 3-2 on aggregate and were pushing to level.

Chelsea went on to romp home though, and Hudson-Odoi insisted the belief they would go on to have too much firepower for City never wavered.

“Our coaching at Chelsea is really good. We work very hard on our tactics and our finishing, to make sure that we hit the target as much as possible,” said the England Under-17 star.

“Even before the match starts we do finishing sessions, and everyone throughout the squad is scoring. It’s brilliant for us, everyone gets a taste of the goals.

“I picked up the ball and was running with it but didn’t really see anyone in front of me. I found a bit of space and just let it off. 

“The angle got shut off so I had to go for it, and luckily it went into the top corner.”

By FA Staff