GOOD MORNING CHELSEA FANS,
Mason Mount has spoken about Chelsea’s new style under Thomas Tuchel, and how the players have taken to their roles.
The England star was man of the match during the Blues 1-0 win over Spurs.
He told BT Sport: “I think we had a lot of control in the first half and should have scored more in the game.
“We should be more clinical in front of goal and that’s something we need to work on.
“It’s the style the manager wants and it’s something we need to keep working at. It’s new. It’s different for some of us players. We’re all learning, but it’s going well so far.”
A delighted Tuchel praised his players for the manner in which they dominated the first half, and then how they dug deep to thwart Tottenham in the second.
He said: “Every experience we make is a step forward if we are open to learning from it. The whole first half we totally controlled the game high up the pitch, and then in the second half we lost a bit of confidence.
“Minute by minute, we lost a little bit of ball possession, but we never lost belief, we never lost our structure and intensity to defend.
“In football, there are many ways to have a good performance. If it’s necessary to suffer, you have to be ready to suffer, and that’s what I’m very happy about.”
And finally on the transfer front, Tuchel says it was a no-brainer to snub Chelsea loan exits for Billy Gilmour and Timo Anjorin.
He said: “That was maybe the most comfortable transfer period in my life as a professional coach.
“I was in only a few days, I was happy with every guy that was out there on the pitch, there were no big injuries.
“So there was no need for one minute to think about bringing players in.
“It was the opposite, we decided to keep Tino Anjorin and Billy Gilmour with the group because I like a lot what I see from the two guys.
“Billy is very, very close in terms of quality and work ethic and personality.
“So we decided very quickly. It was not even a decision, it was simply clear that we go with this group going forward.”