Mount on new role and shooting boots; watch his every touch vs Spurs

‘We spoke about it at half-time as well, just to be clinical and go with a purpose to score. I didn’t have my shooting boots on so that’s something I’ll work on during the week. It’s been a bit different for me playing slightly deeper recently and to be up in the box a bit more means I need to work on that finishing but hopefully it will come.’

It is that self-awareness and dedication to improvement that makes Mount such a coachable player, as well a humble character in the dressing room. Despite the ultimately slender margin of victory in the derby, he felt it was a deserved three points and a controlled performance on the road.

‘I had a couple of chances and we had a couple of others where we should be way more clinical in front of goal,’ he continued.

‘That’s something we need to work on, myself included, but we had good possession throughout the game. It’s always tough to come here and control it throughout but I thought we played very well.’