Enzo Fernandez reveals how Graham Potter inspired Dortmund win

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Fernandez was key as Chelsea made it through
Fernandez was key as Chelsea made it through / Clive Rose/GettyImages

Enzo Fernandez has praised Graham Potter's tactical plan during Chelsea's second leg victory over Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League.

Chelsea were on the brink of European elimination on Tuesday night, having lost the first leg of their round of 16 clash 1-0, but were able to sneak through to the quarter-finals thanks to goals from Raheem Sterling and Kai Havertz.

The game was viewed by many as an absolute must-win for under-fire coach Graham Potter after overseeing a torrid run of form for the club.

In the aftermath of the win, new signing Fernandez was quick to single out Potter and the coaching staff for praise.



“We’re going to be staying on this path and we keep hope things carry on improving. It was a great plan from our coaches for the game.

“We had trust that the team could do it. We had more people running in behind and many people working at the back. We just had to do our jobs and follow that game plan. When we play at home, it helps the confidence of the group. We played really well and we believe in the path that we are working on.

“I am really happy here and I am getting to know my teammates better. I am feeling more confident. We all are after our second win. We hope that we can be the champions again.”

On this edition of Son of Chelsea, part of the 90min podcast network, Daniel Childs reviews the Blues' huge win against Borussia Dortmund in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League. If you can't see this embed, click here to listen to the podcast!