Chelsea – Tuchel explains his stroke of blood on Werner

The Blues coach verbally attacked his striker in the middle of a game, before returning to this unfortunate episode.

Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel has explained why he berated Timo Werner in German during Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Everton on Monday.

During the first half, Tuchel was filmed shouting: “Timo, Timo, how long are you going to play on the left? You have to play on the right! You’ve been playing on the left for a quarter of an hour now. Don’t you understand?”

In the second half, Tuchel again shouted at Werner about his positioning around the side Reece James. Ahead of facing Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds on Saturday, Tuchel stressed that he doesn’t want to be hard on Werner.

“It was very direct, and right now without spectators things like that can come outTuchel told reporters in Cobham. I was aware [de la vidéo] because people around me showed it to me.

“We reminded Timo to come back to his position on the right because he was too long on the left. Changing position is not a problem but we wanted Callum [Hudson-Odoi] either on the left and Timo on the right to make it easier for him. We called it back, but it wasn’t insult or aggression. It was straightforward.

“I understand what you mean, but in the end, if it’s respectful and we don’t insult each other, that’s fine. I have no problem with players being direct with it. me and sometimes on the sideline the coaches are in a game mode where things are straightforward and need to be clear.

“Sometimes things aren’t said in the friendliest or most pleasant way. I agree, but me and the players are in a game mode. I feel like no one takes it too much. heart. It’s about conveying information. That’s all. “

Tuchel has a reputation for being a ruthless and intense coach during his stints at PSG, Dortmund and Mainz. Since joining Chelsea, he has already made first-half substitutions and also took out Hudson-Odoi just 31 minutes after bringing him in.

Indeed, the manager of the Blues was particularly virulent with regard to the refereeing decisions during the matches against Manchester United and Liverpool, but he claims to have calmed down since.

“[Je passe à autre chose] about the minute after the whistle blows, he assured. As for my emotions on the sideline, you should have seen me 10 years ago! It was double and triple.

“I was totally sucked into the game, I was sweating all over the place, I was picking on the fourth official and the referees all the time. When I was on the bench, no one was safe so I was calmed down a lot which is always necessary because it is not always good to express your feelings all the time and right away. “

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