Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel spoke about a lot of topic in a press with former England defender Rio Ferdinand ahead of the Champions League clash this evening.
The German Coach spoke a lot about his reign at Chelsea, and many more:
“[The 18-month contract] affects me, but in a very positive way,” Tuchel told Ferdinand.
“I didn’t like it at first, but after only a matter of minutes, I realised ‘what does it change anyway?’ If they don’t like me, they will sack me even if I have a five-year contract!”
Even elaborated on the Timo Werner and Kai Havertz issue, stating what the club wants him to do about these German players.
“The club demands a lot of [Werner and Havertz], and I can understand,” said Tuchel.
“They spent a lot of money, so it’s time to step up and fight for it.”
Some fans had their concerns about the young talent at the club when Frank Lampard departed, they were scared Thomas Tuchel wont trust them, but the new coach commented on the issue, saying the youngster will get the same chances or trust shown in them.
“I love it [the youth at Chelsea],” Tuchel declared.
“I will never stop pushing the guys from the academy. They can create a special bond between the club and the supporters. This is football, it’s about soul and feeling.”
Finally, how is he feeling about life at the club so far?
“Everything I’ve experienced here makes me very happy,” Tuchel concluded.
“It makes me feel very alive as a coach. I’m not speaking only of results, I’m speaking more about the way we work, the way we are together and how clearly the club is focused on football.