Ampadu reveals how Chelsea players messaged him for his performance against Tottenham

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Chelsea youngster Ethan Ampadu put in a top class performance as RB Leipzig defeated Tottenham 1-0 in the Champions League round of 16 clash at the London Stadium.

Ampadu has been in Germany, on loan with Leipzig and despite his lack of playing time, he put in a good shift in a Champions League tie against Leipzig.

Ampadu has now revealed how difficult the game was in the second half and that at the end of the game, he received some congratulatory messages from his teammates at Chelsea.

“The being-in-London thing, you have to let go, because it can affect you,” Ampadu told The Athletic about his trip to the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in February.

“At half-time the discussion was about how we could keep penetrating and also try to keep a clean sheet. Normal, generic football stuff, really.

“After we scored, we got a bit deeper than we’d have liked and they pressed higher. We didn’t have as much control as in the first half but, defending-wise, I still felt pretty comfortable — as in, comfortable in my role within the team.

“[At full-time I] felt positive, felt I’d done well. It was tiring, the lungs and legs needed to get used to it. I’d a few messages from Chelsea players after.”

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