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Karine Grigoryan

12-04-2021 | 18:05 Football
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Press conference: Thomas Tuchel speaks out on games against Porto and Manchester City, N'Golo Kante and more

  Chelsea are preparing to face Porto in the Champions League quarter-finals second leg on Tuesday, April 13. The first led ended in the Blues’ 2-0 victory. Ahead of the game, Thomas Tuchel has given a press conference where he spoke out on the games against Porto and Manchester City, N'Golo Kante and more. The Blues will face Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday, April 17. On taking a more direct approach tomorrow? "That doesn't always work out, we have to accept against Porto that the game will be up and down. Im some instances we controlled the match, created half chances, good counter-pressing but then in some minutes they escaped the pressure. Sometimes they overlaod sides and give you a lot of questions. In the first leg we experienced up and downs, then the momentum shifted, this is what you have to accept against them." On the significance of the next two matches for a trophy. "If we want to end the season with a trophy then we better win both matches or it will be a bit difficult. The most important thing is to fully fous on what we do, forget we already have a result, what we did against Palace, it is in the past. In high level sports, there is nothing more uninteresting than the past, the next fixture is most important. We can be confident, we have a strong squad. We are always a tough team to play against. Don't be afraid of nothing." On N'Golo Kante "I was unbelievably happy whe he could travel with us last week. Now he lacks the downside of his decision, he lost a bit of sleep after the travel issues, the next day he could not train like he usually does so we decied to bring him from the bench against Crystal Palace. Normally it is hard to think of a game like this without N'Golo but we have to absolutely be careful with him." On Champions League being the best chance of a trophy "Maybe when you get to the final. I was very clear because there is nothing to hide, Chelsea is a club that has a structure, a culture, to win consecutive games. I am here to win titles, to win games."   source - football.london / Join us on Telegram!/ Follow us on Twitter!

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