The Blues secured their place in the May 29 showpiece, set to be held in Istanbul, after a 2-0 win – with goals from Timo Werner and Mount late on, with Thomas Tuchel’s side subduing the LaLiga outfit throughout.
Chelsea had several chances to put the game to bed, with Kai Havertz hitting the woodwork and missing another good opportunity, while Werner went close to grabbing his second.
Mason Mount hailed Chelsea’s performance as they beat Real Madrid 2-0 to reach the Champions League final
Mount scored Chelsea’s second of the night to seal a 3-1 aggregate win and an all-English clash against Manchester City on May 29
He said Chelsea should have won by more but said they just needed to get the job done
Mount, who thumped home from close range to make it 3-1 on aggregate at Stamford Bridge, was in high spirits after the game and hailed the performance from the team, but insisted the squad cannot afford to get too ahead of themselves.
‘I can’t put into words. Great performance tonight,’ he told BT Sport.
‘It was a tough, tough game. They’re going to come and give it everything but we worked hard. We should’ve probably had about five! But the most important thing is we won tonight. We want to go into every game winning it.’
Mount said the only thing that mattered was getting over the line and securing their place in Istanbul, but urged his team-mates to focus as they prepare for two cup finals – with the FA Cup against Leicester City coming up first.
Mount insisted Chelsea have ‘won nothing yet’ despite their incredible achievement
Chelsea will play City in the Premier League on Saturday in what will be a dress rehearsal for their epic European clash, and Mount is looking forward to locking horns with their English counterparts.
‘We gave everything and we had that desire to win first half,’ he added. ‘We had a couple of opportunities where we won the ball and should’ve scored but we got the one late on and it’s great.
‘We haven’t won nothing yet. Hopefully we’ve got two massive cup finals and hopefully we can win.’
Mount has completed a fairytale journey from the club’s academy to a Champions League final
‘We’ve got them on Saturday. We’ve played three times already this season, so it will be a stunning game.’
BT Sport pundit Joe Cole was full of praise for Mount after he played a huge part in inspiring victory over Madrid, saying his rise from the academy to the Champions League final shows there is still ‘romance’ in the game.
‘In a couple of weeks when we saw the ugly side of football, for Mason Mount to score the winner… He’s been at this club since the age of seven.
‘He’s sat in the stands and seen them win trophies, lose trophies. For him to be the one who puts the cherry on a top, top performance, for Mason to do that shows there is still romance in football.’