Mason Mount’s father revealed this week that Chelsea players celebrated Tottenham’s Europa Conference League defeat to Vitesse Arnhem last month.
Tottenham lost 1-0 to the Dutch outfit in their third match of the group stages – a result which increased the pressure on manager Nuno Espirito Santo at the time.
Vitesse then put up a good fight in the reverse fixture at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium earlier this month but eventually fell to a 3-2 defeat in what was Antonio Conte’s first game in the Spurs dugout.
While the Eredivisie club could not secure the win in London, the first result was said to be celebrated by one side across the capital.
Chelsea have a close relation with Vitesse, often loaning their youth players to the Dutch side to gain experience away from English football.
Current Chelsea midfielder Mount spent one season on loan with the Dutch side for the 2017/18 campaign, and he allegedly still holds his time at the club close to his heart, according to his father.
He also revealed that the Blues’ group chat particularly enjoyed Vitesse’s win over Spurs and admitted they are pinning all their hopes on a Rennes win against their bitter rivals in the final game of the group in December.
Speaking to Dutch publication De Gelderlander, Mount’s father said: “The fact that Vitesse beat Spurs just like that was great for us.
“At Chelsea, they are not fans of Spurs. So in the group app of the team, that victory over Vitesse was already being celebrated.
“But we are also fans of Vitesse. We hope for a win against Rennes now. No, we believe in a win over Rennes. That would be so nice.”
Spurs Web Opinion:
Obviously, Chelsea would have enjoyed that Spurs defeat to Vitesse. I had hoped that defeat was an anomaly and the players would fight harder under Conte, but last night’s defeat to NS Mura showed there are still lingering squad problems.
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