WEYMOUTH left-back Ollie Harfield has revealed what Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel said to the Terras after the 13-0 friendly loss.

Harfield started the behind-closed-doors game as Weymouth played the final contest before their first National League clash with Boreham Wood on Saturday.

Little did he know the Chelsea team would be so strong, with numerous first-team stars competing for a regular starting spot in Tuchel's preferred XI.

Michy Batshayi scored five times, while Ross Barkley added a hat-trick as Chelsea ran riot.

The result prompted Tuchel to give Weymouth words of encouragement after the final whistle.

Speaking to SPORTbible, Weymouth left-back Harfield said: "He thanked us for playing.

"He said he liked the way we tried to do things and never got onto each other when things weren't going well.⁠

"He also said how it was always going to be this sort of result, playing such a strong team like he did, but appreciated us for being part of it."