Chelsea star, Hakim Ziyech, has expressed ‘good feelings’ after scoring his first Champions League goal for Chelsea in their 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night at Stamford Bridge.
Ziyech also singled out Kai Havertz and Timo Werner for praise following their impacts on his goal.
The Moroccan international described his goal as ‘important’, adding that he had to wait a long time for it.
Ziyech’s goal and a strike from Emerson Palmeri ensured Thomas Tuchel’s men qualified for the Champions League quarter-final ahead of Atletico Madrid on a 3-0 aggregate.
“It was an important goal, and I had to wait a long time for it,” Ziyech was quoted by Chelsea’s official website as saying after the match.
“We took the ball well in midfield, and we used it in space, and it was a good delivery, and it was a good finish.
“It is always a good feeling when you go 1-0 in front and especially when you score it yourself, and the delivery for Timo [Werner] was good and the pass from Kai [Havertz] before as well.
“It was a good counter-attack, and we knew for our game there was a bit more space, and there was a calmness in our game, and it came at a good moment.”
Ziyech added: “Kai and me, we know Timo’s game and try to use him in the space because we know he is really fast, and we did it well in this game.”