​Chelsea manager Tuchel delighted for Ziyech after 'important' goal against Watford | OneFootball

​Chelsea manager Tuchel delighted for Ziyech after 'important' goal against Watford

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel was delighted for attacker Hakim Ziyech after their 2-1 win over Watford.

The Blues had to battle hard away from home, with Watford matching them for much of the contest.

However, their superior quality in the final third saw them through, with Ziyech grabbing the winning goal in the second half.

Asked about the win and Ziyech's contribution, Tuchel said, per football.london: "Very important.

"It was like when the first half continued like this, then we had a big chance with Mason [Mount] and the goal from Mason but it didn't really help us to find the grip on the game and to grow into it.

"Then we conceded. Of course we were hoping, trying to influence the game from the bench with offensive changes because we had that feeling of losing points against Burnley and Man Utd at 1-1 and it was not that we dominate by our team performance, it was a matter of time when we scored so we tried to infuse some courage with offensive changes because we hoped maybe spaces will open if if Watford continued to attack so brave with their high number 8s and we can find a better transition game.

"It is always good if the guys score and are decisive. It was important to hang in and get the three points. I am happy for Hakim."

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