Mason Mount finally reveals why he was substituted at half-time against AC Milan

Mason Mount has revealed why he was substituted at half-time during Chelsea’s important Champions League win against AC Milan.

The 23-year-old was named in the starting XI once again for the Blues, and had made a good impression on the side during the first half.

Mount won a penalty for Chelsea in the opening stages of the game following Fikayo Tomori’s challenge inside the box, with the Milan defender being sent off as a result.

Jorginho scored from the spot soon after to give Graham Potter’s side the lead, with Mount then assisting Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the second just after the half hour mark.

Despite his efforts, the England international was brought off at half-time for Conor Gallagher, with Chelsea soon seeing out the result at the San Siro.

Mason Mount was named as the Man of the Match for the Champions League clash, with the west London side now sitting at the top of Group E.

When speaking to the official Chelsea website after the game, he revealed the reason why head coach Potter decided to bring him off for the second half.

“I got a yellow and the manager didn’t want to risk a sending off as the ref was giving out a lot of cards. That was his decision at half-time.

“I thought I played well, to be involved in the pen and the assist for the other goal. I was surprised at the end when I was given the Man of the Match, but the most important thing was that we won the game.

“It was a huge goal for us in this group to become the leaders at this moment and we’ve got two big games left. So it’s really positive and it’s looking good for us in the group.”

 

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