Thomas Tuchel was delighted after Chelsea were able to secure a 1-0 victory away at London rivals Tottenham but wants his players to show more ‘killer instinct’ in front of goal.
The German manager picked up a second win from his first three matches as Chelsea boss with Jorginho’s first-half penalty proving to be the only goal of the game at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Thursday.
Chelsea completely dominated the first half and though Spurs improved after the break, they didn’t test Edouard Mendy enough to cause any major problems for the Senegalese goalkeeper.
Chelsea had 18 shots but only two of them were on target, and speaking to BT Sport after the win, Tuchel urged his players to be more clinical in front of goal.
‘Every experience we make is a step forward if we are opening to learning from it,’ the German manager said.
‘The whole first half we totally controlled the game, very high up the pitch. Maybe we lost confidence in the second half because we lost the ball possession. We never lost the belief or structure. If it is necessary to suffer, you have to suffer.
‘A bit more killer instinct and more aggressive in the box, it would have been nice to decide and there were chances we lacked a bit of determination in the box.
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‘It was a big win in an away game and I am very happy.’ ‘It is not only about tactics, about how we play and live it,’ he added. ‘They lived it 100 per cent with full power and intensity.
‘We never lost the belief, faith or courage to push high and for that you have to be brave and we were and the winners in the end.’