– Thomas Tuchel has hailed the youthfulness of Olivier Giroud during Chelsea’s win over Atletico Madrid
– The Frenchman scored the Blues winner in the Champions League contest played in Bucharest
– Giroud has six goals under his belt and is the second-highest goalscorer behind Erling Haaland
The France international scored a spectacular over-head kick that gave Chelsea the win over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last 16 first leg.
The goal took a few minutes before it stood as legitimate after a long look at the VAR for suspicion of an offside.
Giroud has now scored six goals in the competition making him the second-highest behind Borussia Dortmund’s Eling Haaland who has eight.
The Arsenal star scored against Rennes and put four past Sevilla in their last group game and added to his tally in the match against Atletico in Bucharest.
Tuchel was quoted by Sky Sports:
“If you see him on a daily basis, you cannot be surprised. He is totally fit, his body is in shape and his physicality is on top level.
“He trains like a 20-year-old, like a 24-year-old. He is a guy who has a good mixture of serious and joy in training. He is always positive and it is a big factor for the group.
“He starts, when he comes from the bench, he has all these qualities and it is good like this.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Chelsea made a big statement in their round of 16 Champions League win over La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid in Bucharest, Give Me Sport.
And one of the stars of the show was young England midfielder Mason Mount who made a five-star performance against Diego Simeone’s side.
Fans believe that the former Derby County star was given enough time to mature as a player by former Blues boss Frank Lampard.
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