Mason Mount shares how Chelsea dressing room react to Real Madrid defeat

Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount has issued a rallying cry ahead of “a massive mountain” to climb in the second leg following Wednesday’s 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge.

Poor overall performance and a costly error from Edouard Mendy have left Chelsea trailing by two goals in the Champions League quarter-final tie.

Losing to Real Madrid is one thing, but the fact that his team conceded seven goals in the last two games worries Thomas Tuchel even more.

The manager even said that at their current level, Chelsea would lose to Southampton this weekend before getting “hammered” in Madrid.

There have been speculations that the players have finally been affected by the off-pitch noise around the club’s ownership situation.

This was not the case, according to Mount.

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“Mentally we were ready for the game but when you’re playing top opposition these things can happen,” the England international said after the game (via Evening Standard).

“There’s stuff to look at and focus on, but this is football and at the top level little things can punish you.

“We’re a group that really sticks together, and we’re going to have to do that massively, from now until the end of the season.

“We have to stick together, be a family, attack every game. That’s what we have left.”

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Speaking about the second leg at Santiago Bernabeu, Mount added: “We’ve got a massive mountain to climb next week, but we’re Chelsea.

“If there’s any team that can do it, it’s us. We’ll give it everything.

“We’ve got that hunger and desire to really accomplish something.”

A likely disappointing end to their Champions League title defence aside, Chelsea will still have to compete for a top-four finish in the Premier League and in the FA Cup.

The players’ losing their focus on the other objectives is the last thing Tuchel would want.

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