'I've told him': Giroud shares what he's said to 22-year-old Chelsea gem who is 'different class'

Former Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud disclosed the words of wisdom he offered to Mason Mount before the pair parted ways.

Speaking to Tribal Football, the Frenchman explained how he’d mentioned to Mount that his career trajectory is still climbing.

Giroud worked with Stamford Bridge’s star boy for two seasons before joining AC Milan in the summer.

He witnessed the midfielder transition from exciting prospect to household name in the space of few years.

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RONALDO NEEDS TO STOP WHINING.

Giroud gazes into his crystal ball

Mount’s nomination for the upcoming Ballon d’Or award speaks volumes about his meteoric rise.

This upsurge should only increase further the more birthdays Mount celebrates.

That’s according to Giroud, who trusted his ex-teammate to ascend football’s ladder with ease.

“Mason and Kai Havertz, different class, different quality, and I’m looking forward to seeing them grow up and become top players,” said the Milan striker about some of the best individuals he’s acted alongside.

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“Mason has got that quality and mentality to go very high, I’ve told him.

“He deserves to be successful, definitely.”

What will he a-Mount to?

Success has already been heavily thrown in Mount’s direction throughout his tenure as a senior professional.

Breaking into Chelsea’s first team for a start can be noted as a triumph.

Very few from Cobham make it to the big time, but with Frank Lampard in charge, the doorway was left wide open.

Providing the Champions League winning assist isn’t a bad section to have on the CV.

Not to mention reaching a European Championship final with your country, even if the result ended undesirably.

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Earning Chelsea’s 2020/21 Player of the Year award certainly looks good on the mantlepiece.

So it’s probably fair to say Giroud’s prophecy about Mount has already come true.

And there should be more prosperity where that came from if the England international sticks with Thomas Tuchel’s Blue machine.

A Premier League title is very much well in reach, as is every other trophy available at the moment.

Mount’s silverware cabinet might be overflowing in 12 months.  

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.