UCL: Potter Elated As Chelsea Advance To Quarter-finals

By Chimezie Nebolisa

Chelsea manager Graham Potter hailed the atmosphere at Stamford Bridge as the north London club defeated BorussiaDortmund 2-0 in their Champions League last-16 second leg to move into the last-8.

Having fell to a 1-0 defeat in the first leg in Germany, Chelseascored either side of half-time through Raheem Sterling and KaiHavertz penalty.

In a post-match interview, Potter said: "Really pleased. Fantastic atmosphere, fantastic evening. The players and supporters were tremendous. We had to be against a team that have 10 wins on the bounce. It was a special night."

Addressing the recent dip in form and fan reaction directed at him, he added: "I think the supporters have been really fair with us. Supporters care, so when the results aren't what they want, they feel pain. They need to articulate that pain somehow, to get rid of it. They've been really supportive, they really have. They've stuck with the team and helped us on the pitch. You always need a bit of luck. I would say before the World Cup, we had nine players out. If you have all these players out, and tonight [Dortmund] had some players missing and that goes in our favour. I'm not going to complain about that at all."