Thomas Tuchel cancels Chelsea ‘s day off to hold open talks Chelsea

Thomas Tuchel said his unpopular decision to cancel the team’s day off allowed him to clear the air with his players after Chelsea’s disappointment Draw 2-2 with the Wolves.

Chelsea are in danger of losing their place in the top four after a bad series, and the mood did not improve when players were told to report for training last Sunday. However, Tuchel has said he does not want to penalize his team for a 2-0 lead against the Wolves and is trying to lift the mood before the world champions visit Leeds on Wednesday night.

“We planned a day off, but after the disappointment it wasn’t to punish them,” the Chelsea manager said. “It simply came to our notice then. It was not. It was not a time for a day off; it is better to be together and talk about it. We did a very light workout, ran together and talked about things.

“I think most of them were expecting a 30-minute team talk and then watching the game again. Once they figured out why they’re here, I have a feeling most of them accepted it and even asked for it because in one hour there was a game under 23 and I think two-thirds of the team stayed and watched.

“No one got in the car and left as soon as possible. They take responsibility – that’s what I love about the team. It’s not that they came here with prisoners. “

Tuchel, who denied reports of a feud with Marcos Alons during the half-time against the Wolves, said the session helped Chelsea prepare for Leeds. “I also canceled my free Sunday,” he said. “It simply came to our notice then. If you want to be loved on a daily basis, you should not become a football coach. Everyone was here and the reaction was very nice. We took advantage of Sunday morning to get through this so we had Monday free for training. We just cleaned the air. ”

Antonio Rüdiger has undergone a medical examination at Real Madrid and will join him this summer on a four-year contract. Photo: Marc Atkins / Getty Images

WITH Todd Boehly’s consortium nearing completion from Chelsea, Tuchel suggested that sanctions against Roman Abramovich had diminished his team’s advantage and that the upcoming departures of Antonio Rüdiger and Andreas Christensen on free transfers to Real Madrid and Barcelona had taken a toll.

Chelsea, who play against Liverpool in the FA Cup final on Saturday, are close to new ownership. The Boehly consortium is expected to keep Bruce Buck as president, and Marina Granovskaia could stay at Chelsea, which will face Liverpool in the FA Cup final on Saturday.

Continuity could facilitate Chelsea’s transition. They can’t sell or buy players and are lagging behind when it comes to summer planning. “You have to be careful with long-term plans at Chelsea,” Tuchel said. “It simply came to our notice then. So, the long-term plan is two or three matches. It is a high level sport. You have to love where you are. I can only say for me everything is here. That’s why I’m pulling in.

“There is no other way. Things are a little more embarrassing and things have long been like you sometimes wish, ‘Can we now have a positive message for everyone?’

“If you don’t understand, you don’t understand. Sometimes it’s like a football game that you have to suffer, suffer, suffer. We have a feeling we have been punished for a bit. Even with the results. It’s like, ‘Isn’t it enough to be sanctioned already?’ Keep going. Then we hope it will take a long time. “

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