An ex-Chelsea star has recently revealed that he’d take current Blues star Mason Mount over PSG superstar Neymar.
Neymar has been in sensational form for PSG this campaign, racking up 15 goals and 12 assists in 20 appearances across all competitions. The former Barcelona forward has been integral to the Parisian’s superb start this season as they remain unbeaten across domestic and European competitions.
On the other hand, Mason Mount has seen his stocks take a slight tumble over the last year, proving to be less and less influential than he was in Chelsea’s UEFA Champions League success in 2020.
Furthermore, Mount has been accused of ‘stat-padding’ against smaller teams, racking up most of his goal involvements in fixtures against low quality opposition that are constantly engaged in a relegation battle. During the 2021/2022 season, only 4 of Mount’s 21 Premier League goal contributions came against teams that finished in the top-half of the table, including 8 involvements against sides that ended up getting relegated.
Mount’s club form has somewhat translated to the international stage with England. The Cobham academy graduate started the Three Lions’ opening two World Cup fixtures before a lack of impact in those games resulted in him being benched in the final clash of the group stage for Jordan Henderson.
Despite the current lack of form or influence on his team, former Chelsea star Jason Cundy has come out and said that he’d still take Mount over Brazilian superstar Neymar.
Cundy claims Neymar won’t be able to perform the same way Mount does, citing his attitude as what would cause his downfall should he ever have moved to the Premier League.
“Neymar doesn’t get anywhere near a team I want to support because it’s him, he’s not a team player,” said Cundy to talkSPORT.
The former Chelsea player was then posed the question about whether he’d have Mount in his team over Neymar.
“Yes! 100%, I’ll tell you why?” Cundy replied.
“Neymar won’t do what Mount does. Neymar won’t do the dirty work. He won’t do that. If you’re not a team player you can’t get in the team.
“Can you imagine if Neymar was English in that [Gareth] Southgate squad? Can you imagine the disruption, what it would do, the effect it would have? He’s not part of the gang.”