Marcos Alonso clutched his Chelsea badge hard and showed it to the camera after he put Chelsea 2-0 up against Burnley yesterday.
Having not featured in a Chelsea shirt since September after growing out of favour under Frank Lampard, it looks like new boss Thomas Tuchel has given him and all the players a clean slate at the club, after a week of turmoil and rumours of unrest when Lampard was sacked.
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But the Spaniard insists he was happy to just be back on the pitch and refused to be drawn into the speculation, claiming he likes to be quiet and let his football do the talking.
Probably very wise words, as the club under Tuchel look to have collectively decided to move forward for the good of results on the pitch, which is positive.
Alonso scored a beautiful volley in the box, and it was typically his style to turn up and grab a quality goal as he so often has done in the past.
“I have more freedom to attack because we are better covered for defending but it’s not about the system,” Alonso explained via Chelsea FC.
“When we play more organised, all together, knowing what to do and where to be on the pitch then this team has great potential to achieve big things.
“We have a long way until the end of the season to show that and prove we deserve a better position in the table than where we are now but we have to fight for it.
“I haven’t even watched it [his goal] on TV yet. It was good to help the team with a goal but I’m just delighted for the three points and very happy for the team. We need to get back to the top, or as close to the top as possible, and today was a good start.
“We knew it would be dangerous against this team with the long balls and set-pieces so I was there to help. It’s been a while since I played but I’ve been working hard and I’m just happy that I was ready for today.
“A lot of things have been said out there but I like to work, be quiet and talk on the pitch so that was for the fans. It’s good to get the reward and hopefully there will be more to come.”