Saturday, April 14, 2018

Chelsea Saviour against Southampton "hail Team Spirit "

Chelsea fought back from 2-0 down at Southampton to win 3-2 on Saturday. Substitute Olivier Giroud scored twice as Chelsea came from 2-0 down to win at Southampton and keep alive their faint hopes of a top-four finish in the Premier League.

Dusan Tadic 's opener, a placed effort following Ryan Bertrand 's marauding run, and Polish defender Jan Bednarek's left-footed shot looked to be lifting Saints out of the bottom three.

But, with Mark Hughes seemingly on course for a first league victory as Southampton manager since arriving on 14 March, Giroud sparked a listless Chelsea into life.

The France forward's header - his first league goal for Antonio Conte 's team - and left-footed drive sandwiched Eden Hazard's left-foot finish as the Blues moved within seven points of fourth-placed Tottenham.

Giroud stated afterwards: "The beginning of the game was not what we wanted but in football you always have a chance to step up, to bounce back, so we showed great character and team spirit.

"I used to say that football is an everlasting new beginning. You always need to question yourself, I've been through some difficulties in my career.

I try to comeback stronger and it happened today. I'm pleased for me and the team.

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