Tuchel fears Lille
“They played a good game at Stambord Bridge. They attacked very high with a good press. They played with the mentality that they had nothing to lose. I know the stadium well, the atmosphere. They have everything to gain and I know that they like this situation They want to give us trouble in their very attacking, flowing and direct 4-4-2.We have to be prepared for that, but we are confident in ourselves.It’s calm, nothing is decided at 2- 0. We will have to deliver exceptional performance.”
Tuchel praises Mendy
“He is an exceptional guy, with a very strong and humble character. Everyone at Chelsea wants him to have this success. He is this man who gives everything for a team. We are very happy that he has gone through this development.” my Chelsea debut. He is very strong mentally, but also on the field. He is very calm and transfers that calm to our defenders. He always thinks about the team, I am very happy that he is my player. † It’s a pleasure to have this man every day.”
Tuchel on travel restrictions in Chelsea
“I don’t know if this is the most important topic at the moment (Abramovich on the list of oligarchs targeted by sanctions in Europe). No need to comment on this, there are more important things to settle. There are restrictions we have to deal with, how many employees can we come with, how many hotel rooms?It’s not about luxury or bling-bling, it’s just about professional sports conditions.(…) We don’t take this against Lille organization as an excuse. As long as we are “alive” in quotes, that we have jerseys, we will be competitive and we will fight to win.”
Tuchel takes on his new role of “ambassador” instead of coach at the moment
“Do I have a choice? No, I don’t have a choice to take on this role (of ambassador). We work day in and day out. In general, we don’t talk about it in clubs. We talk about it internally, we take different roles and responsibilities on us. I’m trying to be honest and give you a look inside. I’d be happy if you could talk about football.”
Tuchel on the new travel restrictions
“We have to deal with that and take those new things into account, find solutions, especially the way we should come to the games. Those were topics that we didn’t talk about before and that take us more time to think about.” But we find decisions to play the match tomorrow and advance to the next round.”
Alonso and Azpilicueta pass
“Marcos, Azpi are ready to go. We will make a decision for Callum Hudson-Odoi later.”
Chelsea in ‘good frame of mind’, says Tuchel
“We are in a good spirit. We played two different games in Norwich and Newcastle in the way we played. We had shown resilience and dedication. Defensively we are always concerned. We will have to do that tomorrow. We are focused on taking taking responsibility and responsibility for the people who make us a great club.”
Tuchel ready to drive the minibus to Lille. reach
Despite the doubts and tensions surrounding the London club, Thomas Tuchel manages to keep smiling and funny. Asked on Sunday after the win over Newcastle (1-0) about the uncertainty about the accounting implications for Chelsea of the financial sanctions against Russian owner Roman Abramovich, the German coach joked that he was ready to “drive a minibus” for team travel, if necessary.
One of the restrictions imposed on the club by the UK government, which limits revenue in particular, is a £24,000 limit to organize the team’s travel when it plays out. However, the club has to go to Lille on Wednesday for a round of 16 first leg of the Champions League (9 p.m., on RMC Sport 1).
“According to the latest information I have received, we have a plane. Otherwise we will go by train, if not by bus and if not, then I will drive a minibus,” Tuchel replied mischievously to a question on the subject.
Gourvennec and Tuchel in conf this Tuesday
Jocelyn Gourvennec, coach of Lille, will be present this Tuesday from 1.30 pm at a press conference on the eve of the round of the 16th stage. He will be preceded at 12 noon by Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea’s coach. Striker Kai Havertz also speaks.
Which channel to watch the match on
The round of the 16th leg of the Champions League between Lille and Chelsea will be broadcast on RMC Sport 1 (9 p.m.). In Champions Zone you can follow the pre-match from 7.30 pm, as well as the reactions and analysis after the match. The match will also be broadcast on Canal+. You can follow it on RMC and respond live on our site.
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