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Tuchel ‘super happy’ with a focused performance and cup progress

After watching his side book their place in the FA Cup semi-finals with a sixth straight win in all competitions, Thomas Tuchel praised another focused performance from his players and a deserved win at Middlesbrough.

Amid continuing off-field speculation, the team continue to focus on the tasks in hand and have now progressed to the last four of this competition for the fifth time in six years after goals from Romelu Lukaku and Hakim Ziyech sealed a 2-0 win at the Riverside Stadium.

After the game, the Chelsea boss reflected on the display and praised the attitude, application and quality of his players.

‘I’m super happy because we were very focused,’ he said. ‘There was a lot of effort against the ball and we did not allow chances

We defended and attacked as a team. On the ball, we were calm and controlled the match. We managed to find ways through the gaps to escape their high pressing and find spaces behind the line and create fast attacks.

‘We scored in decisive moments and in the second half we created more chances. I’m very happy and very impressed because it was another very focused performance and a deserved win.’

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