TUCHEL CAN'T DO EVERYTHING ALONE: It was my assistant's idea, thank him!

Chelsea defeated Malmo in the third round of the Champions League with the result of 1:0, and the duo of “blues” deserved the goal praised by Thomas Tuchel.

Hudson-Odoi and Hakim Ziyech were the protagonists of the winning goal, and they also received praise from the team’s strategists.

  • We did the job. We wanted the result, we needed it, we expected it and we got it. We had a lot of shots, a lot of touches on the opponent’s half in the first half, but we couldn’t score. We wanted to increase the intensity a bit in the continuation, and we scored a goal at the peak of the pressure. We controlled the game, there were no problems in our penalty area, we did not lose concentration – said Tuchel.

Ziyech and Hudson-Odoi changed sides at halftime, and it was the Moroccan footballer who scored a goal assisted by the English.

“All the credit to my assistant Arno (Michels). He had the idea at half-time. We liked it.

“We had the feeling when we enter into the space behind the back five we maybe lose some important seconds when Hakim has to switch the ball back on his left foot, and Callum has to switch back on his right foot, and the number eight was closing space.

“We thought maybe we could save a second or a tenth of a second, and we had a breakthrough on the half-position. Callum could deliver precisely, it was a good ball in, and I’m happy.” – added the Chelsea manager.

Chelsea is now second on the table with nine points, three less than Juventus and six more than Zenit.

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