‘We have to be harsh on ourselves’ – Mount says Chelsea learned ‘powerful lesson’ against Arsenal,
The Blues had been consigned to seventh within the Premier League after an surprising derby defeat by the hands of the Gunners on Saturday
Chelsea star Mason Mount says he and his crew-mates have to be ruthless as they search to bounce again from a derby thumping by Arsenal.
The Blues began the Boxing Day conflict on the Emirates as sturdy favourites to take three factors however had been as a substitute the victims of a 3-1 defeat.
England midfielder Mount needs to see Chelsea put the defeat behind them as shortly as doable and supplied no excuse for the show.
“We have to be harsh on ourselves. We will’t begin a recreation like that and anticipate not to be 2-0 down at half-time. It’s a powerful lesson and we’d like to be taught that and we’d like to do higher the subsequent time,” he stated to the membership’s official web site.
“It’s one thing the place we’d like to have a look at ourselves as gamers. We didn’t begin the sport anyplace close to what we must always be. We’re representing Chelsea, we’re an enormous membership and we actually want to have a look at ourselves as gamers and say that was not ok. We all know that it’s a large London derby and we’d like to begin the sport method higher than we did.”
He’s backing his facet to bounce again after they play Aston Villa on Monday.
“We’re large gamers so we are able to get collectively and actually bounce again after that efficiency,” he added.
“It’s in all probability higher we have that fast turnaround as a result of now we have a look at one other recreation. The Arsenal one is gone, there are nonetheless large issues we’d like to work on however now we have that in the future earlier than our subsequent recreation and we are able to put it behind our heads and actually go into Villa with a robust mindset, beginning the sport very effectively and hopefully doing effectively within the recreation.”
Frank Lampard’s facet presently reside seventh within the Premier League standings, having performed the complete complement of 15 video games.
They’re, nevertheless, within the midst of a disappointing spell of type, with three defeats of their final 4.
After they shut out their 2020 calendar against Villa, they’ll look ahead to their first recreation of the New 12 months against Manchester Metropolis.