It’s not just players who can make football history. Finalist of the 2019-2020 Champions League with Paris Saint-Germain, Thomas Tuchel will once again experience a C1 final on a sidelines, but this time with Chelsea! After eliminating Real Madrid (1-1, 2-0) in the semi-finals, the Blues will challenge Manchester City on May 29 for the last match before the coronation. And against the Merengues, the London team did the job on Wednesday with a controlled return match.
Present at the microphone of RMC Sport after the final whistle, Thomas Tuchel therefore expressed his feelings, while congratulating his team: “The second half, we were very strong. At first, we suffered a bit because Real Madrid had a lot of possession, they changed several positions. It was difficult to actively win the ball but when we got it back it was a big chance behind. In the second, we were very strong, we created a lot of clear chances. But it was difficult to score and for that, I congratulate the team because we never lost concentration and the end was exceptional. The mentality in the second half, it was a pleasure to watch it. “
“It’s a gift to work in football for me”
A final of C1, the German necessarily has a smile. Especially when he works in a team he likes. “It’s not against PSG or to show something. It’s a gift for me to work in football, to work every day and to have guys who push, who trust me, and who give me the opportunity to coach teams like Chelsea or Paris. We need a very strong team, like here, to get to the final ”, continued the former coach of the champions of France, who did not want to enter into a comparison with his former club.
“It’s always different because the culture is different when it comes to coaching in a team. Here, I found a very strong club, very focused on winning. There’s a big mentality in training too and there’s a lot of support from day one. And the Premier League is extraordinary because it does not give the possibility of recovering. It’s a pleasure to be a coach here. ” Fourth in the Premier League, finalist in C1 and the FA Cup: Thomas Tuchel’s first season at Chelsea is already very good, but it could be even more so in a few days.