Mason Mount claims that joining Derby has been a major step in his career. The young midfielder decided to move to Pride Park on a season-long loan deal from Chelsea. He was quite impressive for Dutch outfit Vitesse Arnhem last season. However, Chelsea decided to loan him to an English team and Mount did not think twice when the opportunity arose to be reunited with former Chelsea legend Frank Lampard. Lampard has been able to provide Mount with his first taste of senior level English football. The 20-year-old has been able to display a lot of good things in his first campaign in the senior level of English football and this has quickly earned him a call up to the England national team squad.
The midfielder has been able to come up with eight goals and three assists in 30 appearances for the Derby. His performances have been crucial behind helping the club put together a challenge for the promotion spots. Even though there has been a lot of inconsistency from Derby in recent times, the impact from Mount will not be forgotten. The midfielder says that playing in the Championship has been a big learning curve compared to his season at Vitesse Arnhem. The physicality is one of the shocking elements that have prepared him to a certain extent for senior football in England.
"“It has been a massive learning curve. For me, coming into the league, a lot was said to me about how tough it is“.It is definitely really tough - physically and how many games there is, in a short space of time.You're playing against physical, experienced players, so I've learned a “lot from this season“. It's a great learning curve for young players, coming into this league, playing as much as they can and learning every day in training,” said Mount.