Cesar Azpilicueta sends clear message to his Chelsea team-mates following Atletico Madrid win

Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta is refusing to get too far forward of himself after serving to the Blues defeat Atletico Madrid 1-0 within the first leg of their UEFA Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday night.

The Blues defeated the Spanish giants by the odd purpose in Bucharest as a second half stunner from Frenchman Olivier Giroud sealed an enormous first-leg win, in addition to securing a vital away purpose.

Chelsea delivered a strong and resolute efficiency towards Diego Simeone’s facet, making certain they maintained their unbeaten begin to life below head coach Thomas Tuchel within the course of.

Though the Blues have a vital one-goal benefit forward of the second-leg at Stamford Bridge subsequent month, Azpilicueta is remaining centered on the duty that lies forward, insisting there “continues to be quite a bit to do.”

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“That was clearly a decent recreation, there weren’t a variety of probabilities,” Azpilicueta advised Chelsea’s membership web site. “We knew we needed to take advantage of them as a result of they’re very strong, they defend collectively, it isn’t straightforward.

“We needed to defend collectively as a workforce and we did a strong workforce efficiency, however there’s nonetheless quite a bit to do.

“They’re a strong workforce. We all know that they’ve high quality gamers, that they will make a variety of probabilities with completely different options and when it’s a Champions League final 16 we all know that each likelihood is essential.”

While the Blues dominated proceedings towards Atletico, the tie, based on Azpilicueta is way from over, with the Spaniard remaining adamant that a variety of work continues to be to be finished if they’re to progress to the quarter-finals of the competitors.

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The Chelsea ace added: “Now we’ve got it in our sights however there’s nonetheless quite a bit to do and we absolutely consider that we’re very able to doing an excellent match once more within the second leg.

“We play each recreation to win. We scored one away purpose and it’s important, we received, we didn’t concede any probabilities or objectives.

“We’ve performed the primary leg and it’s a constructive end result, however we all know there’s tons to do and we work to enhance and undergo.”

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