Nintchdbpict000646039642 Joe Cole Has Told Talksport He ‘Knew Within Ten Minutes’ Of Watching Mason Mount Train That He Was Going To Be A ‘Special, Special Player’.
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Joe Cole has told talkSPORT he ‘knew within ten minutes’ of watching Mason Mount train that he was going to be a ‘special, special player’.

The former Blue says the 22-year-old England ace ‘has got everything’ and can become one of the best players in the London club’s history.

Mount is one of the country’s most exciting young talents but has had his share of doubters throughout the early years of his career.

The youngster has had to battle claims of favouritism with his ex-Derby and Chelsea manager Frank Lampard and claims he shouldn’t be in the Chelsea and England team.

But he has silenced his critics since Thomas Tuchel’s appointment by remaining one of the Blues’ top players since Lampard’s exit.

It’s surprising to remember Mount – who has eight goals and seven assists this season – was playing Championship football two years ago. Now he’s one of the first names on the team sheet for Chelsea and has been tipped to start for England at Euro 2020 this summer, too.

Cole was asked about Mount’s brilliant rice on Friday’s talkSPORT Breakfast, and he told Trevor Sinclair how he was wowed by the youngster when he trained with him a few years ago.

“I’ve been so impressed with him, Trev,” said the ex-Chelsea and England winger.

“I tried with him at the back end of my career. When I was coming back from America to keep myself fit I trained with Mason and I knew from the first ten minutes of the sesion be was a special, special player.

“I couldn’t understand it for the life of me why people weren’t singing his praises.

“He’s a young man and he’s ended up captaining chelsea this year, he’s playing regularly, he’s scoring goals now.

“He’s a top top player and I think he can go all the way.

“I don’t want to put too much pressure on him, but I think he’ll be one of the top players in Chelsea’s history, if he stays there.

“I think he’s that good, Trev, he’s got everything.”

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