Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has heaped praise on Chelsea and England midfielder Mason Mount.
Mount has been one of the players enjoying their breakthrough season at Stamford Bridge and according to Messi who picked the youngster in his 'youth on the rise' category, the midfielder had a huge potential to be one of the best.
“Having watched him play he has the potential to be one of the best,” Messi told the Football London.
The 21-year-old not only made his Premier League debut during the 2019/20 campaign but has also made his England debut coming on as a second-half substitute in the 4-0 European qualifier win over Bulgaria back in September.
He has nailed a spot in Frank Lampard’s starting team despite his age and has been the preferred choice ahead of stalwarts like Ross Barkley.
In the 209/20 season, Mount has made 41 appearances in all competitions for Chelsea so far this season scoring six goals and providing five assists.
“Having watched him play. He has the potential to be one of the best.”— Uber Chelsea FC 🏆 (@UberCheIseaFC) March 30, 2020
- Lionel Messi on Mason Mount 😍 pic.twitter.com/wdCLdH3Kni