Thomas Tuchel has previously lauded Andreas Christensen, with the Chelsea defender continuing to be linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge. Tuchel, though, is clearly a big fan of Christensen, with the Blues boss praising his character as well as his performances on the pitch for his team so far this season.
Thomas Tuchel said: “I think it is important we accept the personality of every player. Some are more loud, some aggressive, some more calm. He’s a calm guy, very intelligent player, and sometimes you can get maybe a bit misled by judging him from his personality, because he is a hard defender and he is a guy who is not shy to have hard tackles and win challenges and step up in games. He found his place. He is very strong, very reliable and he has not reached his limits because in his age there is still room to improve. He can be a top defender for us in the next years and hopefully he will be because he comes from the academy. He knows what it takes and he has improved massively so far but it is not done yet – you have to show it over and over. There are big examples in this club of what it takes to be a legend in defence and there is still a way to go but we are very happy so far.”
The Danish defender has made 11 appearances so far this season for Chelsea in all competitions and has helped his side keep seven clean sheets in the process. Rather alarmingly for Tuchel, Christensen’s situation is very similar to that of Antonio Rudiger. The Germany international sees his contract expire at the same time as Christensen’s and continues to be linked with an exit from Stamford Bridge.
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