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Potter lauds Chelsea’s attitude | Aubameyang expresses delight.

Updated: Oct 14, 2022

Chelsea reinvigorated their 2022-23 Champions League campaign with a comfortable victory over Serie A champions AC Milan.

Graham Potter heaped praise on the “attitude and application” of his Chelsea players after they registered a convincing 3-0 win over AC Milan in the Champions League.

Goals from Wesley Fofana, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Reece James helped secure Potter’s first win in Europe elite’s competition as the west London Blues moved to second spot in Group E.

'Attitude and application was fantastic'

Chelsea boss Graham Potter told BT Sport after the triumph at Stamford Bridge: “It was a good night for us. We needed to play well. The attitude and application of the players was fantastic. It was a really important win for us.

“I thought we started off a bit nervous for about five minutes. It was just a result of us wanting to do so well. But then you saw the appetite of the players. We got control of it and had a bit of a threat. The first goal was important.

"We had to start a little on the back foot in the second half. We suffered a bit which was good and the second goal gave us a breather.

"Clean sheet, three goals. The personality of players was good."

When quizzed about Wesley Fofana's injury, the Englishman replied: "We’ll have to scan it tomorrow. See how it is. Nothing to report at the moment. The one disappointing thing of the evening."

"It was a good performance from the team overall. Apart from the end of the first half, they didn’t have many chances. It says a lot about how we defended as a unit. It was an important win but still a long way to go in the competition.

"The boys have been really open, responsible, honest and fantastic to work with. They realised they weren’t at the levels. That’s great from a coach’s perspective."

Auba: 'First goal gave us strength and confidence'

Chelsea goalscorer Aubameyang added: "It was not an easy game. They played well in the first half. Then we kept the intensity really high. We were confident.

"Definitely [enjoying himself at Chelsea]. Feeling good. I was very welcomed by all the players and staff.

"It was a bit strange to play against them [Milan] after a lot of years but that’s football.

"The first goal was really important. It gave us strength and confidence to play the game. We knew what we had to do against Milan. They have great strikers as well. The defenders did an incredible job today.

"It’s easier when you win games. The mood is very good at the moment. We’ll try to keep it up."

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