Nine years ago, Chelsea fan and youth prospect Mason Mount was watching the 2012 Champions League final at home with his family, and celebrating wildly as we won the Champions League for the first time.
On Saturday night, Chelsea Player of the Year Mason Mount was playing in the 2021 Champions League final, with his father watching on from the stands, and celebrating wildly as we won the Champions League for the second time.
In 2012, a 14-year-old Mount was still at least a year away from making his debut at the U18 level in the Academy. In 2021, a 22-year-old Mount is an undroppable for the first-team and about to be the same for England at next month’s European Championships.
Mount’s journey, from a very early age to the first-team would’ve been unthinkable in 2012. Now, he’s one of just several such players, with Reece James especially putting in a remarkable performance against Manchester City as well.
Winning a Champions League final is a dream come true for any professional. Winning a Champions League final with your boyhood club is even more extra special.
“I can’t put it into words. It’s impossible. I just mentioned then that I’ve played in two finals for Chelsea and we lost them both. The way that hurt...
“It’s all I’ve dreamt winning a trophy with Chelsea. To go all the way in the Champions League.
“We played some tough teams. We are in a final and we won it. It’s such a special occasion. At this moment in time, we’re the best team in the world. You can’t take that away from us!”
-Mason Mount; source: BT Sport via BBC
No one can take this away from us now indeed. Making history once again.