The attacking midfielder, so often Chelsea’s go-to man this season, was on hand yet again to give his side the advantage with a slick turn and finish in the 32nd minute of Wednesday’s first leg in Seville.
Ben Chilwell pounced on a mistake from Porto defender Jesus Corona to double the Blues’ lead at the death just moments after Christian Pulisic had struck the crossbar with a driven strike.
It was an impressive response from Thomas Tuchel’s men in the wake of their shock 5-2 thumping at the hands of Premier League strugglers West Brom and Mount was understandably pleased with the night’s work after finding the net with his first ever Champions League goal.
But in his post-match interview with Virgin Media Sport, the England international underlined that the display may count for nothing if they fail to go into next week’s clash against the Portuguese champions the same attitude and desire.
‘A very important game for us and for me personally, to get my first goal in the Champions League,’ Mount said.
‘It was probably a long time coming, I’ve been waiting for the moment and I’m delighted it’s come tonight in a big win.
‘To keep a clean sheet as well going into the second leg, it’s a big performance from all of us.
‘The tie is not over. We don’t look at it like we’ve won, it’s only halfway, it’s only half-time.
‘We’ve got to come back here and fight again in another game so that’s the most important thing, to go into the second game with the same mentality that we started with tonight.
‘We want to win and we’re going to give it our everything again.’
Mount said he was ‘very, very happy’ to open his account in the competition with such an important goal.
‘It was on my left foot so I just tried to get it into the box in one touch to get myself in a shooting opportunity and it came off,’ he added.
‘The touch was in my path and it allowed me to hit it with my second touch and it went in the far corner.
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