CHELSEA TV EXCLUSIVE: TURNBULL TALKS

Posted on: Fri 30 Mar 2012

From his vantage point at the back, Ross Turnbull saw a considerable improvement in the team's performance after the break on Tuesday night.

Beaten early on for Zilina's goal, the goalkeeper reacted well and made an important save from Robert Jez with the score at 1-0, before goals from Daniel Sturridge and Florent Malouda turned the game on its head in the second half.

Speaking to the club's in-house channel, Turnbull was pleased to enjoy a relatively quiet night at Stamford Bridge.

'In the away game they had a lot of chances, shots on goal and crosses in the box, so it was always the case they may create a bit but the main thing for us was to win the game,' he began.

'[For the goal] it wasn't great defending but in the second half we played a lot better and limited them. I don't think I had a shot to save in the second half and we're glad to win. We pressed them a lot more and created a lot of chances so we have to keep that going into the weekend now.'

Asked if it was a little quieter on the pitch without leaders John Terry and Frank Lampard, the second-choice goalkeeper admitted that it was, but added that he did his bit to fill the void.

'John and Frank are big players but there were big players playing tonight, Didier and Flo,' he acknowledged. 'I tried to help out Jeffrey [Bruma] as much as I can, he's playing one of his first games, and Patrick [van Aanholt] too, they're young players so you have to help as much as possible, and as a whole we've gained a lot tonight.

'They're coming along well and this experience can only help to improve them. The more experience the young lads get as a whole the better.'

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