Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has expressed his satisfaction over their friendly win at Bournemouth.
Emiliano Marcondes had headed the Cherries in front midway through the second half, but substitute strikers Armando Broja and Ike Ugbo netted in quick succession to complete a rapid turnaround, securing a victory in our opening pre-season fixture.
“I’m always happy when we win because we play to win,” assessed Tuchel to Chelsea’s website after the game.
“It was a tough test. Bournemouth started very bravely, and very direct, and very aggressive. We needed some time to adapt to feel a bit more comfortable. Then we controlled the first half and had some big chances.
“The second half we did a lot of changes, interrupted our own rhythm, had some crucial ball losses to give away two big chances, but in the end it’s nice because we came back and showed a good mentality.”
On his goalscorers, Tuchel added: “It suits Armando and Ike better as double strikers.
“They had the two chances and they took them. This is what they do and now they have to continue.
“It was good, and necessary to turn the game around. It’s a much better feeling to win games and to continue from there than to lose and worry or be sad and angry.”