Chelsea Thomas Tuchel: 'We deserved to win the second half.'

FT: Man City 1-2 Chelsea.


Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel smiles following win over Man City [Sky Skports Screen Shot]
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel smiles following win over Man City [Sky Skports Screen Shot]

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel was impressed with how his Blues performed against Pep Guardiola's Cityzens on Saturday.


The west London club thrashed the Premier League champions-elect 2-1 at the Etihad.


Raheem Sterling opened the scoring and Sergio Aguero missed a penalty at the end of the first half before Chelsea hit back through Hakim Ziyech and Marcos Alonso netted a last-gasp winner as Chelsea moved to third spot in the English top flight.


Following the entertaining clash, Tuchel told Sky Sports they deserved the win.


The German said: "What a performance in the second half. We were more or less equals in the first half, in the last five minutes we almost gave it away completely. If they scored the penalty it was over before it started and we would have no chance to come back.


"But absolutely impressed by the reaction and performance in the second half, we deserved to win the second half.


"If you want to steal all three points at the Etihad you need a bit of luck, moments, and decisions from the referee. But we had many half-chances in the second half and so a big congratulations to the team for their performance."


Chelsea full-back Marco Alonso [BBC Screen Shot]
Chelsea full-back Marco Alonso [BBC Screen Shot]

Chelsea goalscorer Marcos Alonso speaking to BBC Sport asserted: "I think he kicked my foot! But at the end of the day, it's the goal and the three points that count not who scores it.


"We need to secure the top four position. Today was a big step, still three games to go. We need to keep working hard to get results.


"Everyone wants to play these next games, I'm trying to do my best every time I'm on the pitch. With a few weeks to go I'll try to be there to do my best to help the team.


"First half was a bit tough. The last five minutes were very sloppy from us.


"But we came out in the second half and played a good half and deserved to get the three points."



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