Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud got a rare start yesterday after a long time.
And he scored! “Wow, yeah, it was a good feeling for me, a good moment,” Giroud told BT Sport of his goal. “I’m so happy for the team, to help the team to win this game today.
“It had been three months I didn’t start, so it’s a special day for me and for all of us.”
Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta added: “We have a squad and we need to be ready for every game. It’s true that, when you don’t play, it difficult.
“Everybody wants to help the team. But everybody keeps training hard, fighting to be in the team.
“The competition is what gives the team that extra per cent where everybody can push to the limit. Today it worked perfectly.”
Azpi also spoke of the leg breaker challenge Lo Celso put on him.
“I’m not a player that likes to be on the floor, because I’m a defender, I’m tough, and I make fouls,” Azpilicueta said.
“But it was not a normal foul. It was a clear stamp on my shin. I felt it straight away and I was surprised that it was not a red card and not even a yellow card.
“Obviously everybody can make mistakes, but when you have a lot of replays, I think it could be easier.”