Eden Hazard: Chelsea forward rules out Stamford Bridge exit this month
- Author: Steve Townsend Aug 20, 2018,
Aug 20, 2018, 10:39
'I think that was very important and shows we are working well and focused on winning'. The defensive phase of all the team, all the players.
"But we need to continue and press and press and press in the other half".
Sarri said he started the match with Hazard on the bench because he still seemed exhausted after helping take Belgium to the World Cup semi-finals in July.
Chelsea head to St James' Park next Sunday to take on Newcastle United. "It is better to be on the pitch than watching on the bench", said Hazard.
Hazard said: "We have seen today that the fans quite like me".
"The reaction after the 2-0 is very good". This is always the way, but it is clear that defensively we suffered three goals but also we had chances to do more goals.
Having beaten Huddersfield Town in their season-opener, the Blues prevailed 3-2 at Stamford Bridge to make it back-to-back top-flight victories at the start of Sarri's tenure.
Indeed, just before Morata's goal, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang blasted over from close-range with the goal at his mercy.
"In quality, not too much", he said. "My target now is to play 90 minutes like the first 25".