Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has claimed he was involved in the club's decision not to make any signings in January. revealing Blues director Marina Granovskaia is never more than a phone call away if there is an issue to raise or discuss.
The Blues didn't make any signings this January, even though they had full-back injury crisis, with Ben Chilwell and Reece James sidelined.
But Tuchel is adamant he was consulted over Chelsea's January business and had a say in the decision taken not to add to his squad last month.
"Of course, we looked into the market," he said. "Of course, we were informed about what was possible. And of course, people offered us players. But it is not just about doing it [signing players] to calm down the noise around it [the transfer window].
"It has to make sense and to make sense you need a big package: quality, personality, you need the position. And in the end, we decided not to do it because we have genuine trust in the players because players like Malang Sarr stepped up when they played.
"So considering the opportunities, it left us with the decision not to do anything – and that was a decision we took together.
“When I say and describe the situation that we lack key players or that we lack points [in the Premier League] because of this, I'm just describing the situation. There are no messages to the board or to Marina. If I want to get a message to the board or to Marina I can go to my phone and call her.
"It just describes a situation and I give you my opinion why maybe things, like our results or the style of play, are not working as we want them to work out. For me, the reasons are injuries, Covid for us, and the situation that we had the toughest schedule that you can have given the times between the matches. That was pretty much it."
Source - football.london
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