We came away from the King Power Stadium with a 3-0 victory thanks to goals from Antonio Rudiger, N’Golo Kante and Christian Pulisic, and it was a margin which could have been even larger given that we had the ball in the back of the net on a further three occasions, only to see them ruled out for offisde.
That left Tuchel in an understandably good mood after the final whistle and proud of his team, although he did feel we should have put the game to bed earlier by finding the third goal in the first half, given how much we dominated the opening 45 minutes.
‘We could have finished the game with a third one earlier,’ he said. ‘There are still things to improve, technical things, decision making and conversion from our chances. But it was a good performance and we needed it, to get a deserved win and a clean sheet and we did deserve it.
‘I think we played a good game, a good away game, we have an excellent result so it’s a good mix, we created a lot of chances and half-chances, were a bit unlucky with the offside decisions, but I’m happy we created and never stopped creating and that was the key.
‘You have to decide the game when it’s possible to decide. I thought we could be more precise, we could be more clinical in the last third in the first half because we played with such effort, we had such good ball recoveries high up the pitch, we were good in finding the spaces with the ball.
‘Of course we all know that a third goal would have decided the match pretty sure. With a two-goal lead you are pretty comfortable but you can never be completely comfortable. One goal, one set-piece, one deflected shot can change the whole momentum and suddenly you struggle when it’s not necessary.
‘I am happy but there’s always room for improvement. The players know very well when they do a good match and they did a good match today. It is a team effort and it was a huge effort that we put into attacking and defending, and I’m happy that the team got the win they deserved.’