Borussia Dortmund manager Edin Terzic applauded opposition player Joao Felix for his Chelsea performance last night in the Champions League.

Dortmund secured a 1-0 victory on Wednesday night at home against Chelsea, which gives them a slight advantage in the two-legged fixture. The teams will meet again on 7 March at Stamford Bridge for the second leg of the last-16 tie.

Despite losing the game, Chelsea put on the kind of performance that suggests they’re starting to click into gear under Graham Potter. Now, they just need someone to put the ball in the net and convert all the chances they create.

Borussia Dortmund v Chelsea FC: Round of 16 Leg One - UEFA Champions League
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Joao Felix praise

Terzic was extremely complimentary of Dortmund’s opponents after facing Premier League opponents yesterday.

In particular, he mentioned 23-year-old Felix as a huge Chelsea threat.

The Dortmund boss admitted that the Blues attacker was excellent against his team and difficult to mark between the lines.

“They have unbelievable quality up front. It was really impressive how Joao Felix operated between the lines and his teammates were always able to thread passes to him,” Terzic told DAZN, as quoted by Borussia Dortmund’s official website.

Borussia Dortmund v Chelsea FC: Round of 16 Leg One - UEFA Champions League
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Aside from his finishing, Felix really was a delight to watch again during just his third Chelsea appearance.

The on-loan Ateltico Madrid man looks really suited in the Blues system as the No.10. He’s got the licence to drift into attacking pockets of space, plus he sometimes joins Kai Havertz at the top end of the pitch.

It’s a sign of how good someone is when your opponents are crediting you. For example, West Ham’s Michail Antonio has raved about Chelsea’s January recruit after playing him last weekend, comparing him to Eden Hazard.

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