'I would': 23-year-old claims he'll happily take another penalty for Chelsea despite missing his last one

Mason Mount has claimed he would not shy away from another penalty after suffering shootout heartbreak in the FA Cup final last season.

The 23-year-old told The Evening Standard that the miss has only fuelled his desire for redemption in the competition.

Photo by Naomi Baker – The FA/The FA via Getty Images

The England international missed the decisive spot kick following another close-run final with Liverpool, with the Blues losing out via the same method for the second time in the season.

Chelsea had looked set to lose the shootout earlier following Cesar Azpilicueta’s miss, however Edouard Mendy’s save from countryman Sadio Mane extended the affair.

Mount was denied by Alisson with the seventh penalty, seeing his Wembley hoodoo continue at club level.

Photo by Robin Jones/Getty Images

Mount prepared to take another penalty

However, the England man has claimed the heartbreak is something he’ll learn from, as he seeks redemption amongst his biggest critics.

He said: “I would definitely put my hand up again. You can always practice penalties on the training pitch but as soon as you get close to it you can’t match that feeling.

“I put it to the left and the ‘keeper went the right way and we know what happens. As soon as that happens you are gutted.

“You are in a final and you want to win things and it didn’t go our way. It’s then like you look back at it and think, what happened? What could go better? The process of walking to the ball, was it right?

Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images

“All the little things you can maybe do a bit better. You definitely get better and learn from those experiences. Hopefully next time I am in that position and I can put it away.

“We win together and lose together. We stay together. Hopefully one day I will lift that FA Cup and it will be a very sweet moment.”

The Blues have enjoyed a stellar record in the FA Cup recently reaching the final five times out of the last six. However, just one victory in that time has tainted their impressive new Wembley record.

Mount will personally be hoping to make amends as the Blues look to reach the final for the third time in as many attempts under Thomas Tuchel this season.

Jack is a writer for The Chelsea Chronicle. He has been a part of GRV Media since June 2022. He has a First Class Honours degree in Football Journalism from the University of Derby, graduating in 2021. Jack has experience working freelance for The Sun and The Athletic, whilst also being published for the Non-League Paper and reporting for Burton Albion's academy side. He is a lifelong Chelsea fan and will debate with anyone about everything and anything football related. He also holds a passion for gaming and music, and thinks he knows every word to every Oasis song ever released