Chelsea FC youngster Mason Mount has taken a swipe at Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos after they dumped his side out of the Champions League on Wednesday night.
Prior to the game, Kroos had claimed that he ‘never lost sleep’ over an opponent but he has now been forced to eat his own words with Chelsea denying them a chance in the Champions League final.
“In my 15 years playing football, I never lost sleep. They showed in Madrid that they play as a team. They have a German coach so that doesn’t surprise me. They defend well and have pace up front, those are their strengths,” the German international said then.
Speaking after the Wednesday game, Mount’s reply to Kroos noted: “I saw one of their players say before that he doesn’t lose sleep over individuals.
“But as a team, they need to lose sleep over us as a team. We give so much; we defend for our lives. You saw that in not many chances that we gave away. We are solid and we need to keep that going.”
Thomas Tuchel’s will now take on Premier League rivals Manchester City in Istanbul for a chance to win the European premier competition.