Tuchel was honest enough to admit that Chelsea were tested to the limit by the Portuguese giants, but was heartened by the spirit of his squad after the 5-2 loss to West Brom.
“We made a few good attacks and got two good goals today, and it was hard for us to create touches in the box, find the right rhythm for a long time,” said Tuchel. “Overall we escaped with a very, very good result.”
Tuchel was desperate to see his side bounce back after suffering the first defeat of his reign.
He added: “We had a lot of good results in a row, so we had a very bad result and our first loss on Saturday. It was a chance to bounce back and show a reaction so it was our first loss together and the first reaction that we showed.
“It was a tough match because Porto was very, very strong. We suffered a bit because I felt us a little bit tense and not precise enough, free enough or courageous enough during the first half, so life was hard for us because Porto showed a lot of quality.
“We absolutely accepted it and we needed a bit of luck to escape with a 2-0 and a clean sheet, but after conceding last Saturday and losing in such a strange game.
“The best way would be to escape and produce a clean sheet straight away and this makes this result very precious.”