Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has been lauded by opposition team and coaching crew after their 13-0 friendly win over Weymouth.
The Blues organised the game against Vanarama National League side Weymouth on Sunday afternoon to help bolster the fitness levels of those who did not play in the Premier League on Saturday.
Weymouth player Ollie Harfield explained how it was a tough game for the National League side who were brushed aside by the Blues.
“I didn’t expect them to field such a strong team but it was an eye-opener for sure!” Harfield told SPORTbible.
Harfield then explained how Tuchel provided some words of wisdom to his team-mates on the pitch following the defeat.
“He [Tuchel] thanked us for playing. He said he liked the way we tried to do things and never got onto each other when things weren’t going well,” he said.
“He also said how it was always going to be this sort of result, playing such a strong team like he did, but appreciated us for being part of it.”
Weymouth boss Brian Stock also revealed to the Dorset Echo: “The scoreline, no one wants to lose 13-0 but when you look at the movement, the power, the pace – you can see the top-level and big gulf.
“The lads kept on going right to the end. Thomas Tuchel came over and said some very nice words to us.
“Apart from the scoreline, everything else was positive.