Azpilicueta explains Chelsea’s tactics against Ajax

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Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has revealed the Blues’ tactics against Ajax was to play with high intensity, be brave on the ball and work hard to stop the attacking threat of Ajax.

Azpilicueta was full of praise for Chelsea’s young stars against Ajax.

“The win was very important. We knew we were playing a tough team – they won both their previous games 3-0,” said Azpilicueta.

“We were confident in our game, we knew we had to play with high intensity, to be brave and to stop their attacking threat and I thought we did well.

“We created chances, apart for the first 20 minutes when we were under pressure.

“I’m really pleased when we don’t concede goals. We know we are playing against very good attacking players. They know how to play football.

“We knew we had to work hard as a team and we did. Everybody worked very hard, the 11 starters and the subs.

“Everyone is pushing everyone. It’s important to be a team off the pitch because that gives everyone extra energy.

“To have the young lads playing in the Champions League in the capacity they are doing, with the quality they are showing, is massive.

“For them, the progression, to play at the level they are playing, is amazing.”

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