Tuchel: We did not let Atletico Madrid even breathe
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has expressed his happiness with his team’s performance against Atletico Madrid’s defending team. Which culminated in a 1-0 victory in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Olivier Giroud’s stunning goal in the second half was enough for Chelsea to win in Bucharest. Before the return match in the 1/8 finals at Stamford Bridge.
Tuchel said the Blues predicted that their opponent would be in defense with many players. And says he is delighted that his boys managed to break the Atletico wall to score.
“Fantastic result, fantastic goal. Most deserved. “, he said for BT Sport.
“We wanted to dominate in the opponent’s field. Not to lose focus and not to make easy mistakes and to always be aware of their counterattacks.” he added.
“We knew they were ready to defend with eight players in the area. We did not allow them to breathe or go on the counterattack. This result rewarded us a lot.”, he underlined.