Chelsea Boss Thomas Tunchel has has stated that it was important to bounce back following Chelsea win over FC Porto last night.

The Blues secured a moral boosting 0 – 2 away win over the Portuguese side, with goals from Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell in either side of the half ensuring that the London club has a 2 – 0 advantage heading into the second leg of the Uefa Champions league Quater finals next week.

Ben Chilwell

Tunchel spoke to the media shortly after the game and has this to say regarding the win,

There were moments where we suffered but this is to be expected because the circumstances are very different. This is a Champions League quarter-final and you have to suffer at times but there were also some moments in the game where we were excellent.

‘It was important to bounce back from the last match. We’ve had some excellent results together but we needed to show that we can improve from the defeat to West Brom. I was really pleased with the performance and also with the clean sheet from the guys, which is very important’

Tunchel on the mood in Chelsea’s dressing room:

I feel a good atmosphere in the dressing room. We are happy but not too happy. We are excited but not over-excited. We are very aware that today we made a lot of a few good attacks and we got two goals.

It was hard for us to create touches in the box and find the right rhythm to attack for a long time. In the second half, it was a bit more controlled but overall we escaped with a very good result. It’s a quarter-final and we have to keep on going because we know it will be necessary to have another top performance and top mentality next week.


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