A first Champions League start, a first Champions League goal – Trevoh Chalobah helped Chelsea keep a clean sheet as he won the UEFA Man of the Match award for his performance against Juventus.
The center-back couldn’t contain his happiness after the game as he told Chelseafc.com: “It’s my first-ever [individual] trophy and I’m delighted to get this, and I’m glad for the win as well.
“Our main focus was to get the win and to get the job done. We knew the problems they would cause us. We nullified them and the attack did its job.
“I just had to put as much power as I could behind my shot and that’s what I did. ‘It meant a lot. When I was a young kid I used to watch the Champions League. To now be involved and getting a goal is very emotional.”
“For a young player to play for a club like this, consistency is needed. That’s what I’ve tried to add to my game,’ he continued.
“For me, I have to set an example for the younger kids coming up because it’s not easy, but hard work pays off if you keep going and believing in yourself. I’m enjoying it.”
Chalobah has repaid Thomas Tuchel’s faith in every game that he has started this season. It’s fair to say that Chelsea have a gem in their hands!