Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso admits he was ‘very emotional’ after scoring the winning goal against Man City, while the full defender speaks out about ‘tough season’ on the bench at Stamford Bridge.
- Marcos Alonso scored a late winner for Chelsea against Manchester City
- The Spaniard said it was ’emotional’ for him after a very ‘tough’ season
- It seemed his time at Chelsea was on the ropes under Frank Lampard’s helm
- However, he has been more common since Thomas Tuchel’s appointment
Marcos Alonso has admitted he was ‘very emotional’ after settling down Chelsea’s late winner against Manchester City on Saturday.
Hakim Ziyech canceled Raheem Sterling’s opener before the Spanish fullback sealed victory against a side they will face again in the Champions League final on May 29.
It has been a difficult season for Alonso, with his Chelsea career appearing to be under the helm of previous manager Frank Lampard.
Marcos Alonso scored a late winner for Chelsea against Manchester City on Saturday
The Spaniard said he felt ‘very emotional’ after scoring the goal in a ‘difficult’ year
Since Thomas Tuchel’s appointment, Alonso has regained himself on a rotational basis on the team with new hiring Ben Chilwell last summer.
After the game, Alonso told me Chelsea’s official website that it was an emotional moment for him to score the winner.
He said: ‘I am very happy, especially as it has been a difficult season.
‘Every time I play I try my best to put pressure on the manager and try to play more. That’s what I want and I think every time I play I’ve done it right, so that’s what I have to keep doing.
“The goal was very emotional and I am very happy about that.”
Alonso was banned from Lampard’s squad following Chilwell’s takeover of Leicester for £ 50 million.
Alonso had been banned from the Chelsea squad under the helm of ex-boss Frank Lampard
However, Alonso has worked his way back into the sheepfold since Thomas Tuchel was appointed
He failed to make the roster on matchday in 16 consecutive Premier League games, and it looked like his time at Stamford Bridge was coming to an end.
Since joining, Tuchel has started eight league games out of a total of sixteen.
Alonso, who has scored twice since returning to the team, hopes to end the season on a high level and prove he needs to start against Manchester City in the Champions League final.
He came from Fiorentina to Chelsea in the summer of 2016 and played 165 times for the club in all competitions, scoring 24 goals.