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Press conference: Thomas Tuchel on team news, Real Madrid and more

THomas Tuchel during his first game as a Chelsea manager against Wolves

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Chelsea will face Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final second leg on Wednesday. The first game between the clubs ended in a 1-1 draw.

Ahead of the second leg, Thomas Tuchel gave a press conference and here is what he said.

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“Not yet, we are totally focused on our game against Madrid, Fulham, then this one. It is a big achievement. We are very happy, we are one club. Hopefully they can finish the job.”

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“The downside si that people will always compare you. Right now, he is in a good place. Kovacic not in the squad, Toni will play with a mask. Everybody else trained.”

On Real

“I am not sure if they will play 5-3-2 again, maybe they will go 4-3-3. From this decision, things change. I believe that it is not about formation, what Real Madrid play, it is about how we play. Are we brave enough? Are we courageous enough?”

On contract extension talks

“No, it is not time. There is no time for this right now.”

On Kante

“Where to? He is the guy you need to win trophies, that is why we are so, so happy he is here. I was dreaming, fighting for this player at any club I have coached. Now he is my player. He is unbelievable. He is key, he will be key tomorrow.”

On changes tomorrow

“Is Zinedine Zidane with you? I would like to help you with your question buit I will not give you any hints. I have my ideas in my mind but I am too long in this business that anything can happen in this last training session.”

 

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