Chelsea star Mason Mount admits hat-trick in 7-0 win over Norwich relieves his shoulders – .

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Chelsea star Mason Mount admits hat-trick in 7-0 win over Norwich relieves his shoulders – .


Mason Mount couldn’t help but smile as he held the match ball after his first hat trick at Chelsea, admitting he had put pressure on himself to score after a barren streak.

Mount had been in 25 scoreless games for club and country, but he eventually found the net three times as Thomas Tuchel’s men beat dismal Norwich.

His hat trick included a penalty twice after Tim Krul moved prematurely while saving Mount’s first shot on goal.

Mason Mount scored a hat-trick as Chelsea demolished Norwich 7-0 at Stamford Bridge

Mount admitted: “Before the game I put the pressure on myself to be on the scoresheet and then three goals are scored in the same game. It is a huge moment that I will remember.

‘I’ve been waiting a long time. I was in position to score, but I didn’t put him in the net and today it was out.

“I still want to play every game, but sometimes you have to take a step back. I want to play.

“For me personally it was a great moment – scoring three points at Stamford Bridge is special. “

The England international was congratulated by Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel after the game

Tuchel echoed the 22-year-old’s thoughts. “The treble for Mason was huge, a huge moment for him. I’m very proud.

“He put the pressure on himself. Now he feels lighter, plays with more freedom. He’s played a lot of games for a young player, he’s very competitive and serious about the goals he wants to achieve. ‘

Tuchel added: “We play most games with three forwards and Mason is one of them – maybe between an eight and a ten – so not a real striker in his own right. We depend on him a lot, playing a key role in a complex game.

Mount's hat-trick against the Canaries on Saturday was the first of his Chelsea career

Mount’s hat-trick against the Canaries on Saturday was the first of his Chelsea career

After the match, Mount admitted to putting pressure on his shoulders before each match.

After the match, Mount admitted to putting pressure on his shoulders before each match.

“We depend on Mason and we want him because we like his style, where he comes from, we like his personality. He’s a top player and a top guy so we’re happy for him.

Tuchel was also delighted to see Callum Hudson-Odoi on the scoresheet, but says the young winger needs to be more consistent. “He had a good game against Malmö, he had another good game today,” said Tuchel.

“There are still things to improve and work, now it’s up to him to do it.

“Like I said before the game, Hudson-Odoi has to show he is capable of producing such performances consistently, and now is the time to show it. The next opportunity to produce is Tuesday.

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