“We’re not worried what people say”- Tuchel hits back at Pochettino’s criticism

Chidalu Obiajulu

Thomas Tuchel, current Chelsea manager, has indeed brought back Chelsea’s lost days of glory days by seeing the club staying on top form since his arrival, winning many matches and even making it to the final of both FA cup and UEFA champions league which they won the UCL.

The German tactician has hit back at Mauricio Pochettino of PSG about his comment on Chelsea being defensive, insisting that he doesn’t listen to people’s word before he does what he wants.

Since the arrival of the German, Chelsea have been a tough team to play against, conceding just 24 goals in his first 50 games, five of the goals which came in their match against West Bromwich Albion, who got relegated from the Premier League last season.

When asked by the media about it after their thumping 4:0 win against Juventus, Tuchel cleared the air saying that it depends on the way one views it, and that all his team does is to win.

“I don’t listen too much to what people say about us. I feel into my team and staff what we feel comfortable [with] and I think us from day one very brave in our approach to defending. We had instantly a lot of ball possession and from there we tried to create chances and to be dangerous.”

He added that “when a new season comes we try to recreate what we have done,as it seems now the team is new, sometimes it comes tough, sometimes it comes easy, which ever way.”

The Chelsea boss also praised his and credited his players, saying they have worked for it. “This is clearly the case now and full credit to the guys. We are not worried what people say about us. We want to be strong in all parts of this game.

“It is a complex game: some moments you have to defend strong and some you find the spaces to attack a bit easier than others.

“It is so complex and we do this together. It stays a team effort and it is the outstanding characteristic of this team.”

It’s quite surprising that Chelsea have made a terrific start to the season, sitting top of both their local league and the champions league. Unfortunately, things don’t seem as is expected at Stamford bridge as injuries loom around.

Chelsea who have played without a number nine would be happy to welcome back their two strikers to training, the in form left back picked up a severe injury that’ll keep him off for sometime. With the likes of Mateo Kovacic and Kai Havertz also out, injured but are expected to return soon.

Chelsea will be looking to replicate their performance against Juventus on Sunday at Stamford bridge when they welcome Manchester United.