Chelsea star Mason Mount talks about how Cristiano Ronaldo inspired him as a young kid. The Portuguese star played for Man United between 2003 and 2009. Ronaldo broke a number of records for Man United and he was at the peak of his powers in his first stint at the club.
Cristiano Ronaldo won his first Ballon d’Or and Golden boot at Manchester United in 2008. He also led the club to three successive Premier League titles and a Champions League triumph.
Ronaldo’s time at Manchester United was nothing short of legendary and a young kid named, Mason Mount took a lot of inspiration from the Portuguese superstar.
In a short video released by Amazon Prime Video Sport, Mason Mount talks about his immense love and admiration for Cristiano Ronaldo:
“I think everyone has seen the video of when I was younger, basing my free kicks on Cristiano Ronaldo.”
“I always watched him closely as a young kid when he was at Manchester United. I loved the way he played and his free kicks.”
“I’m a massive Pompey fan so I went to the game when they played at Old Trafford and Ronaldo scored that free kick against David James.”
“I was actually at the game in the corner, so I saw it first hand and I think after that I kind of fell in love with his technique and what he had done and him as a player.”
“So I always try to look at and work out what can I do to put it into my game.”
Mount also commented that its a wonderful journey from being a Ronaldo fan to playing up against him:
“Now to play against him and be up against him is the journey that you go on from watching someone in the stands as a fan and then to being on the same pitch and playing against them. It’s a crazy journey and yeah that’s why I love football so much.”
The full video can be found here: