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Mount reflects on Chelsea’s Champions League victory over Porto after a fantastic goal

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Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount knows the job is not over after Chelsea secured a 2-0 win over FC Porto in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie on Wednesday night.

 

Goals from Mount and Ben Chilwell gave the Blues an advantage as they now have one foot in the semi-finals.

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Video: watch Mason Mount Goal against Porto

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Jorginho provided a lovely ball to Mount, who made a quick turn to send in a great finish into the bottom corner of the net for the opening goal.

 

It gives the Blues the advantage heading into the second leg when they return to the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuan Stadium in Seville next Tuesday.

 

However, Mount was delighted with the result and his goal, but he admitted that Chelsea will not take their foot off the gas and be ready for the second leg.

 

“We knew it would be a tough game,” he told BT Sports. “We kept going, we got the goal in the first half and the second secured a good win.

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“It’s only half the tie, there’s a second leg to go.

 

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“It’s about time it [his first Champions League goal] came. I’ve been waiting patiently. It was a good time for it to come. A good pass by Jorginho, I had space and I hit it.

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Mason Mount celebrates with Chelsea teammates after scoring his club’s first goal against Porto. ( Photo by Getty Images)

 

“I’m always working on it [finishing]. I don’t think you can work on it enough. I think I can improve on it and score more goals.

 

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“He [Ben Chilwell] showed great composure. I thought he’d shoot in front of goal but he took it past the keeper. He’ll be buzzing with that.

 

“After the West Brom game, we put it behind us. We looked briefly at it the next day and moved on. We came into this game with full focus, 100% commitment that we’d win.

 

“The job’s not done. They’ll fight for the next leg and we’ll have to give it our all. We’ll be ready.”

 

 

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