Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has revealed he was pleased with his side’s mentality as they bounced back from a disappointing week with a thrashing of Southampton.
Braces from Mason Mount and Timo Werner and strikes from Marcos Alonso and Kai Havertz eased the Blues to a convincing win on Saturday afternoon.
The win was much needed for Tuchel’s side after falling to an poor defeat to Brentford last weekend before a disappointing 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in the first-leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the win, Tuchel said: “It was a very good performance and a well deserved win. It is a tough stadium to come to but we made it look easy.
“In possession we were very focused so it’s a very good performance and an excellent result.
“Straight away we looked focused and determined to turn things around. We were hungry in challenges and we were always dangerous. We created a lot of chances to decide the match very early.
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“We wanted to play with the same attitude but we have a lot of matches in the legs so we managed the game after that. It is easier when you lead than when you are down but it was a good mentality.”
German forward Werner’s brace breaks a long run without a goal and whilst admitting he should have scored more, Tuchel praised his overall performance.
“He scored have scored more. He had huge chances and a lot of chances. It was his favourite position against an opponent we knew we could find spaces in behind.
“It was for him to make a statement out of it which he did. He could have scored more but we are happy with his strong performance.”
Romelu Lukaku was not in the squad for the trip to St Mary’s and the Chelsea boss provided an update on his fitness.
“He was not in training yesterday. It was too much pain. It is not much time as we leave the country on Monday so I will have to wait.”
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