Thomas Tuchel has given a very definitive answer on the style of football Chelsea fans can expect from his team as he embarks on a top-four quest with the Blues. Tuchel has been parachuted in with Chelsea flailing in eighth in the Premier League, a run of five defeats in eight games causing the Roman Abramovich axe to fall on Frank Lampard earlier this week. The new head coach was asked exactly what his style will be like and he didn’t hold back when describing what he wants to see from his Chelsea side.
Thomas Tuchel said “I like attacking football. I like the approach of thinking about scoring and creating chances and this is how we spend our time to transmit to the players, to encourage them, to think upfront, to think offensive and to give them guidance and help where they can accelerate a game and where they and speed up and get into the opponent’s box. At the same time, I absolutely love when we have high recoveries, when we gain second balls, when we can play an aggressive style of football, an active style of football which means we don’t wait for mistakes, we force mistakes, we have active recoveries – and the team did amazingly in this aspect yesterday – and then there’s the part where it is absolutely necessary to adapt to the players, to the characteristics of the players, to the talent of the players, where they feel comfortable and what is good for Chelsea to win the games, what is good for the team to win the games. So this is a mix and I love to play a very active style of the game with a lot of intensity, high recoveries like I said and in the end that we are entertaining. If I am a Chelsea fan I want to be excited when I go to the stadium when I switch on the TV. I want to be excited, I want to feel a certain level of energy, to feel a special bond between the players. I want to be entertained, that’s it. We want to give the guys a good time.”
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