Mason Mount ‘gutted’ for Fikayo Tomori after red card against Chelsea
Posted by  badge Boss on Oct 13, 2022 - 08:37PM
Fikayo Tomori was shown a harsh red card against Chelsea (Photo: Getty)

says that former teammate Fikayo Tomori should not have been sent-off during ’s win at AC Milan.

Tomori was shown a red card after just 18 minutes of Tuesday night’s clash, after tugging Mount back by the shoulder inside the box, giving away a penalty in the process.

Jorginho converted said penalty before a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang goal secured a comfortable 2-0 win for the Blues at the San Siro.

While many felt that a penalty was the right call, the decision to give Tomori his marching orders was viewed as extremely harsh and left Milan’s players and manager Stefano Pioli furious with the referee.

And Mount, who came through the Chelsea academy with Tomori, agrees telling the club’s official website: ‘He’s obviously my mate, I’ve known Fik for a very long time and I felt for him in that situation, I was gutted for him.

‘I don’t think it was a sending-off. Was it a penalty? Maybe yes.

‘I felt him trying to pull me back, but I was running to goal so I wasn’t going to go down and I felt like I could still have an opportunity to score.

‘I’m an honest player and I want to try to score a goal and he pulled me back a little bit, but I feel for him for that decision. It’s a tough one.

‘So I carried on going, didn’t score and then obviously the ref blew up and gave a pen straight away. I was probably a bit surprised at the time because I’ve still gone through and had a shot.’

Chelsea’s Player of the Year for the last two seasons, Mount ensured a slow start to the current campaign, but under Graham Potter the 23-year-old looks to be getting back to his best.

Mason Mount set up both goals against AC MIlan (Photo: Getty)

The attacking midfielder now has five assists in five games under the new manager, with the Blues now fourth in the Premier League and top of their Champions League group.

Nevertheless, he still empathises a lot for Tomori, who has gone from strength to strength as a defender since leaving west London for Milan in 2021.

‘It was massive for us and we obviously wanted to win the game, which we did, but I still feel for Fik a lot,’ Mount added.

‘It was hard to see him get sent off. You still want to be playing 11 versus 11 and going at it with two good teams, so it maybe ruined the game a bit.’


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