Tuchel gives verdict on ‘intense’ Southampton win & how important Carabao Cup is to Blues
Thomas Tuchel said after the penalty shootout win against Southampton: “It was an intense match of football, nice to watch for the spectators. It was an open fight, an intense match.
“We did a good shootout, a lot of quality. Kepa saved one, it was a miss too. We missed three players that maybe would have started. I liked the energy today, it was a good game
“When you play Southampton you know what you get, intensity, high pressing, a team full of courage and speed. It’s their identity. You have to accept things get tough, and the challenges are constantly there. That’s why I am happy with the performance and the result.”
The coach then added: “Every competition is important. We don’t want to judge them. When we prepare for matches and wear the shirt, we play all in. That’s what this club and the players are all about. The players who got a chance used it.”