‘I am super happy for my players’: Tuchel praises Chelsea’s team effort

  • Chelsea take crucial 1-0 lead into second leg against Atlético
  • ‘He trains like a 24-year-old,’ says manager of veteran Giroud

Thomas Tuchel praised an outstanding team effort after Chelsea took control of their Champions League tie against Atlético Madrid thanks to a stunning away goal from Olivier Giroud.

Chelsea dominated the first leg in Bucharest, where the game was played due to Covid-19 restrictions, and have a wonderful chance of progressing beyond the last 16 for the first time since 2014 after a VAR review showed that Giroud’s overhead kick was onside. Although Mason Mount and Jorginho will be suspended for the second leg on 17 March, Tuchel could celebrate his most impressive win since replacing Frank Lampard last month.

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