Tuchel delighted with ‘big reward for a top performance’

Our head coach was especially pleased to see the players get the reward our performance deserved when Olivier Giroud’s spectacular second-half goal decided the game 1-0 in our favour.

However, he also advised caution against complacency, first of all with the second leg against Atletico Madrid still to come with Mason Mount and Jorginho both suspended after picking up bookings in Bucharest, but also stressing there are some important Premier League fixtures to focus on before then.

‘I’m super happy for the players and for my team that we have such a big reward for a top performance,’ he said. ‘It was very important that we were absolutely concentrated for all 96 minutes, that we accepted also that it is very hard to create chances, but we did all that.