New Chelsea defender Matt Miazga made his debut in the first team and Premier League yesterday, being the first American player to wear the Blues shirt in an official game.
He had a good performance and shared his feeling and impressions with Chelsea official website after the game:
“The boys were fantastic today. The starting 11 were brilliant and the guys who came in were flawless,” he commented after the final whistle.
“Aston Villa just lost their manager, so we knew they would be energetic trying to show their fans they are still in it, and the first 20 minutes was a bit like a chess match, but we settled down and got the first goal from Ruben. From there it was cruise control for us, we dominated the midfield with Cesc [Fabregas] and Obi [Mikel], and it was a comfortable win.
“It was a good debut for me, I’m happy to contribute to the team and now I have to work hard in training to keep trying to get more chances.
“I found out in the morning I would be in the starting 11. It’s my job, my profession and I have to be ready when I am called upon and show the manager I can contribute and help the club”