Chelsea star Mason Mount admits he ‘couldn’t get near’ Liverpool transfer target Thiago as he was left chasing shadows in ‘tough lesson’ in Bayern Munich Champions League defeat
- Mason Mount has opened up on what it was like to play against Thiago Alcantara
- Midfield maestro has been linked with a move to the Premier League champions
- Thiago and Bayern Munich won the Champions League last month in Portugal
The midfield maestro has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League champions this summer with just one year remaining on his current deal at the Bundesliga giants.
Thiago starred for Bayern as they beat Chelsea 7-1 on aggregate at the last-16 stage of the Champions League on their way to winning the elite European competition last month.
Chelsea’s Mason Mount (L) has opened up on what it was like to play against Thiago Alcantara
Thiago, who has been linked with a move to Liverpool, won the Champions League with Bayern
Mount, who broke through into the Chelsea first team under Frank Lampard last season, has shed light on the quality of Bayern and Thiago.
‘Bayern have some unbelievable world-class players… [Robert] Lewandowski, [Joshua] Kimmich and Thiago in midfield, I just couldn’t get near him,’ he told Sport Bible.
‘They moved the ball around the team so quickly. When you’re up against players like that you’re thinking, “How are we going to stop this?”
Thiago starred for Bayern as they beat Chelsea 7-1 on aggregate at last-16 stage of competition
‘It was a big moment, it opened my eyes. It made me realise, “This is the next level, this where you need to be”. And I am determined to work hard and reach that level.
‘It was a tough lesson, but we’ve taken so much from that experience and we’ll come back stronger.’
After comfortably beating Chelsea, Bayern went on to humiliate Barcelona 8-2 and then saw off Lyon and Paris Saint-Germain to complete the Treble last campaign.