Chelsea central midfielder Antonio Rüdiger has come to praise Thomas Tuchel after the boss’s encouraging start to life at the club.
The former PSG manager replaced Frank Lampard at the helm of West London in January, following gloomy results, which left Chelsea in eighth place in the league table.
Since his arrival at Stamford Bridge, Tuchel has led the Blues to five wins and a draw in the first six games, leading Chelsea to enter the FA Cup quarter-finals and break into the Premier League four.
“Anyone who knows Tuchel knows that he is a man who leaves nothing to chance. He works in great detail, Tuchel is a tactical fox,” Rüdiger said of the 47-year-old in an interview with a German journalist and transfer expert. Christian Falk.
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Tuchel said his team will continue to push for even more after Monday’s 2-0 win over Newcastle.
That is now five wins out of six in the league for the German as Chelsea boss, and goals in the first half by Olivier Giroud and Tim Werner recorded a pleasant victory for the Blues.
Asked if the final with the top four teams is the final goal or if his side would be looking for more, he said, after the win at Stamford Bridge: “We will never stop pushing because there is no other way.
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“We knew we could be among the top four if we won today, but I can only tell everyone that there is still a long way to go, a lot of teams are very close. We have a lot of games, we have a lot of great teams to play, a lot of points to win.
“Now it’s important for me to take two days off and recover mentally and physically and then prepare 100 percent for Southampton because that will be the next challenge. Right now this is our position, but what matters is our position in the end [of the season]. “
Tuchel went on to admit that while his side honed the results on their own, they gave him the hand of a colleague of the four best hopes who had been fighting for form in recent weeks.
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