‘That’s what I’m talking about!’: Cesc Fabregas leads the praise for Mason Mount, as Rio Ferdinand hails his ‘absolutely on the money’ defence-splitting assist for Kai Havertz’s opener in the Champions League final
- Mount’s superb assist helped German forward Havertz score the first goal v City
- Former Blues playmaker Fabregas hailed the outstanding pass on social media
- Fellow pundit Ferdinand also criticised Citizens defender Oleksandr Zinchenko
Mount’s wonderfully timed, defence-splitting ball found German forward Havertz, who rounded goalkeeper Ederson and slotted into an empty net to give Thomas Tuchel’s side the lead against City in the European showpiece in Porto on Saturday.
And fellow pundit Rio Ferdinand heaped praise on midfielder Mount’s pass to create the goal on BT Sport at half-time.
Cesc Fabregas has led the praise of Mason Mount (centre) after his pass set up Kai Havertz
The German (second right) scored the opening goal of the Champions League final v Man City
He said: ‘The way that Mason Mount turns on this ball, faces the game and just sees it.
‘It’s a good run from Havertz, the ball from Mason Mount is absolutely on the money, but it’s lazy defending from Zinchenko.’
And former Blues playmaker Fabregas added his thoughts on social media about the classy assist.
He tweeted: ‘What a ball!! Mason Mount that’s what I’m talking about!’
Former Blues playmaker Cesc Fabregas and several other accounts hailed the superb assist
Twitter account Squawka Football also contributed to the conversation online, hailing Mount’s creativity in the first half.
The post read: ‘Mason Mount created more chances (3) in the first 45 minutes of the Champions League final than the entire Man City side combined (2).
’22 passes attempted, 22 passes completed. Oh, and the assist was perfect.’
Another user commented: ‘Mason Mount assist in the biggest game in football,’ followed by an eyes emoji.