Lampard delivers a list of Mount's strengths after Mourinho's criticism
- The former Chelsea manager suggested Lampard chose more experienced players.
- Frank was surprised Jose singled out Mount.
- The manager is fully satisfied with the player's development and expects to see more from him.
Frank Lampard has heaped praise on Mason Mount who is all but certain to become a constant presence in the first-team squad, if not in the starting XI.
After the game against Manchester United, the manager was genuinely surprised by Jose Mourinho's remarks that Mount is not yet ready to play such an important role in the team.
"A little bit of experience would fit well with the team," ex-Chelsea boss told Sky Sports.
"You look to the performance of Mason Mount, the performance of Tammy Abraham, you look to the performance even of Christensen and for matches of this dimension you need a little bit more."
But Lampard who has worked with Mason at Derby County can claim he has a better understanding of his talent.
"With Mason, I don't like to compare him against myself because we're different players," he told journalists during the press conference.
"But about Mason himself, he has an incredible attitude, a great work ethic and I love how he works to get the ball back.
"[He's a] fantastic talent who likes to be part of possession and score goals and make assists. I'm a huge fan of his, he's a part of the first team and I believe there's still more to come from him."