The blues strengthened their chance for the Europa League quarterfinals this year as they defeated their opponent in the Chelsea vs Dynamo Kiev match at Stamford Bridge last night. Even after a below-par performance in the Premier League this season, Chelsea is still going great in the UEFA Europa League.
Pedro scored the opening goal for Chelsea in the 17th minute of the game. Willian then scored the second goal for the Blues in the 65th minute followed by the last-minute goal by Callum Hudson-Odoi. Even after several good attempts, Dynamo Kiev failed to score any against Chelsea thus ending the match in a 3-0 score.
Chelsea vs Dynamo Kiev Full Highlights
While talking about Callum Hudson-Odoi and his important goal against Dynamo Kiev last night, Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri said, “Hudson-Odoi is a very important young player but he is 18 and needs to improve.” He then added, “He has convinced me he is a very great player. I have my opinion and he cannot be at the top yet.”
The Blues coach said, “He needs to improve because he can arrive at the top only at 22 or 23, like every other player.” He then further also added, “So, I now think we need to improve without the pressure of the media, without the pressure of the fans, without the pressure of the club.”
Chelsea vs Dynamo Kiev Final Score
Talking about the current age of Hudson-Odoi, Maurizio Sarri said, “I think it’s very dangerous, at 18, to have this pressure. You have to improve, tactically, mentally and physically at that age.” He then also gave replies when asked if they should have scored more. He said, “Yes, of course, especially in the first half. We could have scored more, but the result is a good result.”
Maurizio Sarri said, “We were able not to concede a goal at home, which is very important in this competition.” He then further added, “We have to be careful. We have to play the second leg [on March 14] and go there with a very good level of attention and application because we want to qualify.”