AVB praises 'focused' win

Image: Andre Villas-Boas: Knew it was important his side started well and quickly finished the game off against Genk

Chelsea boss Andre Villa-Boas was delighted with his team's 'focused' approach in their 5-0 UEFA Champions League win over Genk.

Chelsea boss pleased with quick start

Chelsea boss Andre Villa-Boas was delighted with his team's 'focused' approach in their 5-0 Champions League win over Genk. Although Chelsea were expected to win they romped home in style, going two goals up in the space of 11 minutes before grabbing two more before the break. Salomon Kalou rounded off a perfect evening late in the second half but for Villas-Boas it was the professional way his side opened the game that was crucial. "I think it was a very, very good display by the team, very focused as we spoke before and this is decisive when you play a game like this," the 34-year-old told Sky Sports.


"We felt confident from the beginning but we needed to stay focused and get the result straight away and this happened in the first 25 minutes. "This gave us a bit more stability and eventually we managed to play good football to bring a good result. "They kept going through the first half fantastically well, keeping the rhythm high. "It was a good result and puts us in a good position going into the Genk game away. If we get 10 points it will be very, very good."
Spain striker Torres scored his first Champions League goals for Chelsea and showed signs of looking back to his best. The striker could have grabbed a hat-trick in the second half, but Villas-Boas stressed that he was more concerned with the team rather than individuals. "This isn't about individual objectives but team objectives and the most important thing was to win" added Villas-Boas. "Every player wants to play when he is out for a long period, it was important for him [Torres] to play for the Spain national team so he has been keeping his form well and he eventually returned to the team today and got into goal scoring positions."

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