Jorginho reassures Mason Mount on social media following the Chelsea forward's FA Cup final penalty miss
Jorginho has sent a comforting message to Mason Mount following the Chelsea forward’s penalty heartache in the FA Cup final.
Mount’s failed attempt from the spot ultimately handed Liverpool the trophy at Wembley yesterday.
The 23-year-old was given the task of keeping the tie alive after the penalty shoot-out went to sudden death.
Cesar Azpilicueta’s miss earlier in the gunslinging from 12-yards initially handed Jurgen Klopp’s men the advantage.
With four successful kicks, Sadio Mane just needed to tuck his away to seal the victory.
However, his fellow countryman had other ideas.
Edouard Mendy guessed the right way to save Mane’s strike, keeping Chelsea’s hopes alive for just a bit longer.
Hakim Ziyech and then Diogo Jota scored, piling the pressure back onto Mount.
Unfortunately, the intensity and emotions of the occasion swept over the England international.
Alisson dived to his left and kept the ball from rippling the net, a stop that proved to be pivotal.
Kostas Tsimikas had the duty of sealing the FA Cup showpiece event, a task he duly obliged.
As the Liverpool players wield away in celebration, the Chelsea camp looked completely crestfallen.
Especially Mount, who may blame himself for the defeat in the capital.
But the academy graduate cannot let this despair linger for too long or let it cast a cloud over his career.
He will come back stronger, there is no doubt, helped by the support of the fans, the club and his teammates.
Jorginho sends message to Mount
Jorginho certainly did his bit to soften the blow by uploading a story to Instagram consoling Mount.
Whilst the sentiment is sweet, it doesn’t distract from the fact that Mount’s record at Wembley is pretty woeful.
His last six finals at the national team’s stadium have all ended in defeat.
Frank Lampard’s Derby County lost the 2019 Championship play-off final, with Mount playing the full 90-minutes.
The 2020, 2021 and 2022 FA Cup finals ended in similar disappointment.
As did the Carabao Cup final loss against Liverpool earlier this season, and the 2020 European Championship final last summer.
But the fact Mason has played in half a dozen of these special occasions, along with numerous others, speaks for itself.
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