(Video): “It was hard, hard work” – Thomas Tuchel admits Chelsea struggled in Champions League opener

Chelsea are the reigning Champions League winners, but it didn’t look like it when they played Zenit tonight.

Thomas Tuchel’s team were slow and sludgy, and only won thanks to a brilliant moment between Cesar Azpilicueta and Romelu Lukaku.

Tuchel was under no illusions about how the game had gone:

“It was a deserved win but it was hard, hard work” the German explained in the flash interview afterwards. He had a smile on his face however, and clearly knows that the 3 points are the most important thing.

You can see the Chelsea coach speaking to BT Sport in the clip embedded here: